ICC Director Selected by Governor for Minority Business Council
Kristel Smith, executive director of the Innovation and Commercialization Center, has been named to the Minority Employment, Business Affairs and Economic Development Council by Gov. Steve Beshear.
The Governorís Minority Employment, Business Affairs and Economic Council, in collaboration with major corporations, business owners, government entities, community and higher education institutions, seeks to develop outcome driven initiatives that can measurably grow minority business enterprises and minority employment opportunities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
After holding a variety of positions with the EKU Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) since 2003, Smith assumed her new role in June.
Smith, who will serve on the council through April 2015, earned a bachelorís degree from Southern University and a masterís of business administration degree from the University of Kentucky. She has more than 20 years of experience in the business field.