Mimi Demissew comes to the GLCCB with over 12 years of experience in strategic management. Prior to joining the GLCCB she helped launch a social entrepreneurship in 2008. In doing so she created a 5-year strategic business plan with measurable objectives and performance measures; aligned business operations from workforce development, implementing performance reviews, implementing a production process that met international standards of excellence. Previously, she also worked with the Maryland State Department of Transportation as a Performance Excellence Project Manager during which time she facilitated the development of 26 separate business plans for 26 different state agency offices. Mimi is a native of Virginia and current longtime resident of Baltimore. In her years of experience, she has learned that often times it is not only the products or services that drive an organization but the ability to build effective relationships with people that help meet strategic goals.