The Women's Small Business Accelerator's family is growing! Since May of this year, the WSBA has elected 4 new members to our Board of Directors and the fun doesn't stop there; we are so happy to welcome Melessa Behymer as our new Board Treasurer. Melessa is a CPA and Senior Manager at Brady Ware & Company, one of the largest CPA/Consulting firms in the region, with offices in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Richmond, Indiana; and Atlanta, Georgia. Brady Ware offers a dynamic mix of services that includes tax and strategic planning, financial and estate planning, business valuation and litigation support, merger and acquisition assistance, and long term healthcare. She manages a number of the firm’s accounting, auditing, and consulting engagements; working closely with nonprofit organizations, healthcare providers, franchisees, startup companies, and a variety of other types of businesses. She has an extensive background in governmental auditing and oversees a number of audits of nonprofit organizations that are recipients of federal funding. In addition to auditing, Melessa specializes in nonprofit taxes and is an active member of Brady Ware’s learning culture committee.
Melissa comes to us with expansive board and volunteer experience as a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, treasurer for the Ohio Valley Education Foundation and Dayton Mandolin Orchestra and was formerly the treasurer of the Dayton Fund for Home Rehabilitation where she was instrumental in orchestrating a merger of this Organization with People Working Cooperatively, Inc. Melessa is also an active member of the Dayton Rotary.
The WSBA Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the entrepreneurial and business community of Central Ohio. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the organization, as well as it is to raise awareness of the WSBA to the surrounding communities.