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Vern Richberg

MBAC Business Counselor

A native of East Orange, New Jersey, Vernard Richberg has been a resident of Youngstown for over two decades. In relocating to Northeast Ohio, Vern served as a senior Air Force non-commissioned officer, in a selectively manned position in Niles, Ohio. He has since retired from military service.

Formerly he worked as the Director of Business and Operations at Oasis Akron (Ohio) and the Economic Opportunity manager for the Community Builders Inc. headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts at Cascade Village (Akron). Prior to the entrepreneurial launch of an internet-based digital marketing company in 2009, Vernard served as a Financial Advisor providing financial planning and wealth management services for investors at Smith Barney.

Vern likes to stay active in the community and currently serves as President, Board of Directors, Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, known as Meander Water. He is also the Executive Director of the Youngstown affiliate of the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School, a summer learning and enrichment program for at-risk, urban children founded by activist Marian Wright Edelman, and housed at Tabernacle Baptist Church (Youngstown OH). Vern has over 25 years of Board, Community, and Leadership experience.

Chief Executive Officer

Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence

Director of Operations

Director of Development

Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs

Director of Marketing and Communications

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Client Services Manager

Additive Manufacturing Project Manager

Certified Business Counselor, MBAC

Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Project Coordinator

Entrepreneur in Residence,

Entrepreneur in Residence,

Entrepreneur in Residence,

Entrepreneur in Residence, Additive Manufacturing

Monus Entrepreneurship Fellow

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