Sharon Banks to lead U’s business & community economic development

Submitted photo Sharon Banks

Sharon Banks will step into the role of executive director for the University of Minnesota’s Office for Business & Community Economic Development (OBCED), it was recently announced. She will officially begin on Oct. 28.

Banks currently serves as OBCED’s co-interim executive director and has held the position of senior project manager in OBCED since 2001.

She previously held management positions at Northwest Airlines/Delta Airlines in Corporate Purchasing and the Career Resource Center. She received an M.A. in Public Affairs and Economic Development at the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Business Management and Economics at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

OBCED is a social enterprise dedicated to the economic growth, development and prosperity of Minnesota’s urban communities.

—Information and photo provided by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development.

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