Rea Waldon

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Rea N. Waldon, Ph.D. is Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Cincinnati Urban League.  She also serves as Executive

Director of the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council, a certifying entity for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Dr. Waldon has a solid background in strategic planning as well as work experience in banking, education, workforce development, healthcare, business and community development. Prior to joining the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati she was as a community development officer for PNC Bank. Dr. Waldon has been recognized as a Cincinnati Business Courier Mentor of the Year and is the recipient of the Women of Color Foundation’s ISIS Award. She is also one of Fifth Third Bank’s Profiles in Courage recipients.  She is a coach and mentor to business owners and students.

Dr. Waldon received her Ph.D. from the Union Institute and University where her studies focused on public policy and urban economics.  She also holds a M.A. from AntiochCollege in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor B.S. in Accounting from the Union Institute and University.

Dr. Waldon has served on numerous boards and committees including the American Red Cross – Cincinnati Chapter, Cincinnati – Hamilton County Community Action Agency, Cincinnatus and Over-The-Rhine Community Housing.  She currently serves on the national WBENC Board and the Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation.


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