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Kimberly Irvin-Lee, MA, CBA

Senior Director, Entrepreneurship Empowerment Center

Kimberly A. Irvin-Lee is the Senior Director of the Entrepreneurship Empowerment Center and Regional Director of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) at the Akron Urban League. In her role, she assists Ohio small, minority-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and orchestrates necessary relationships that encourage business growth and development.

Prior to her current role, Irvin-Lee started her career as a Business Counselor within the MBAC, providing counseling services, business opportunities and helping Ohio small businesses and entrepreneurs reach their full potential. She was the Director of the Connect Your Community computer training program, where she implemented and facilitated the AUL Construction Apprenticeship Program and the Construction Training Program.

Irvin-Lee is an active member in her community supporting the United Way Leadership Giving Campaign and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) through cultural and civic engagement. She has participated on several committees within the Akron Urban League along with local partner organizations, including serving as Co-Chair for the Greater Akron Supplier Diversity Conference, Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Info Line Akron and she previously served on the Board of Directors for Heart to Heart Communications.

Kimberly Irvin-Lee earned both her Master’s & Bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership & Management, respectively, from Malone University. She has 14 years’ experience in accounting, with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting Technology from Southern Ohio College, NE.

An Akron native, Irvin-Lee owns a small business in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and enjoys traveling, working with youth and spending time with her husband, Rex, 6 children, 13 grandchildren, family and friends.