Ruth has managed operations, program development and funding of structured, collaborative projects in the public and private sectors. Having previously served as an Assistant Director, she reunited with the SBDC team as Director in the summer of 2018. She also oversees the Digital Media Center, which houses a business incubator, co-working space for entrepreneurs, consulting and training workshops for the SBDC.
Prior to her current role, she was Director of the Corporate Training Institute at Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Economic Development Division where she provided businesses with professional development workshops that enhanced computer software proficiency and customer service skills of their workforce. Her leadership helped increase production and bottom-line profitability for companies. As a former Account Executive for leading advertising and PR agencies in Los Angeles and Orange County, Ruth also managed national corporate projects, which strengthened her knowledge in branding, marketing, consumer research, industry forecasting, stakeholder and media relations.