Director, Office of Business & Community Relations
Executive Director, Workforce Development Board
8 am - 4:30 pm
Chena Tucker currently serves as Director of the Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego. Throughout her tenure at the Office of Business and Community Relations, Tucker has held various titles including Small Business Advisor, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Associate Director. During this time she has developed and administered over $10.5 million in contract proposals, awards and grants.
Chena Tucker’s work at OBCR has given her extensive experience in strategic planning, design thinking, program development and project management. Her continuous improvement philosophy motivates her is to stay current on organizational strategies and to work collaboratively with team members in order to innovate and improve operational procedures and systems with the goal of increasing efficiency, ensuring accuracy and supporting growth. In her position as Director, Tucker takes charge of the business and operational management of OBCR which includes the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistant (OTDA) training contracts, Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, Small Business Development Center, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Leadership Oswego County Program.
As an active member in her community of Oswego, New York, she serves on the Harborfest Board and as Chairperson of the Harborfest Childrens Committee, Oswego County Poverty Task Force member, as well as the Advisory Council for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Chena is a graduate of the SBDC Micro-Enterprise Course (2008), Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (2012), Leadership Oswego County (2013) and was honored to be selected as the Forty under 40 of Oswego County (2013).
Chena graduated from Marylhurst University with a BFA in Design Studies and a Certificate of Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at SUNY Oswego.