Kathleen Marshalek

As the Director of the Ohio Export Assistance Network of the Miami Valley SBDC at the Entrepreneurs’ Center, Kathleen is responsible for assisting companies in developing international markets for their products and services.

Kathleen has held international positions with State and Federal trade promotion agencies, academia, and consulting firms. She has counseled clients on export and import matters, created and implemented international trade curriculum for colleges, taught international courses at universities, designed and presented programs on global topics throughout the United States, and authored over 10 publications on international trade topics. Currently, Kathleen teaches the Ohio Export Internship Program (EIP) class at the University of Dayton and mentors students in the program.

Over her 40 years tenure, Kathleen has received NASBITE International’s Certified Global Business Professional and Certified Business Advisor credentials, and is an inducted member of Alpha Kappa Epsilon, the International Business Honor Society.

Kathleen has been the recipient of state and federal awards for her works. She is a member of the Southern Ohio District Export Council, Alumni and Board Member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy, and a member and trustee for other various organizations. She is originally from Pittsburgh, and currently lives in Cincinnati. She has one daughter who lives in Seattle. Kathleen is passionate about volunteering and mentoring, and she enjoys music, art, spending time at the beach, and traveling the globe.

  • California University B.S., Education
  • Wright State University MSLD (Master of Science in Leadership Development)
Favorite Book
  • “A Guide to the Birds of East Africa” By: Nicholas Drayson
  • It’s a novel with a touch of birds, and I love it!
Favorite Dayton Restaurant
  • Mamma DiSalvo’s