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L2ED Welcomes New Team Members

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Donerik Black joined the L2ED team in January as Manager of Place-Based Strategies. In this role Donerik is responsible for managing and implementing place-based initiatives and leading engagement efforts with internal and external stakeholders to ensure cross-sector, outreach, and activities related to place-based partnerships. In previous roles, Donerik has worked with banking foundations and the City of Dayton to ensure that small, minority, and woman-owned businesses obtained foundational skills to grow. He also served as the Executive Director of Unified Health Solutions, providing educational support for neighborhood schools. Donerik received his B.S. in business from Washington Adventist University in 1993 and his M.B.A. in business from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017.

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Shelby Quinlivan also joined the L2ED in January as Manager of Communications and Special Projects. In this role, Shelby will be leading content development and external relations for both Learn to Earn Dayton and DO STEM. She brings a depth of knowledge in best communication practices from a career crossing private industry, public service, and nonprofit, as well as the owner of her own strategic communication firm where she consulted with organizations and entrepreneurs in need of public relations, media relations, social media, copy writing, and marketing. She previously served as Community Relations and Development Manager for Washington-Centerville Public Library and Communications Manager for the City of Middletown. Shelby graduated from the University of Dayton with a BA in Communications.


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