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Chena Tucker

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Director, Office of Business & Community Relations
Executive Director, Workforce Development Board

Contact Information

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3493
[email protected]

Office hours

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. She has developed and administered over $20 million in contract proposals, awards, and grants during this time.

Chena Tucker’s work at OBCR has extensive experience in strategic planning, design thinking, program development, and project management. Her continuous improvement philosophy motivates her to stay current on organizational strategies and work collaboratively with team members to innovate and improve operational procedures and systems to increase efficiency, ensure accuracy, and support 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 Operation Oswego County Board of Directors, Oswego County Community Foundation Council, LIFT Poverty Collaborative, P-Tech Governance Committee, Early College High School IT Program Advisory Board- (ECHS) – Fulton, Early College High School Healthcare Program Advisory Board- (ECHS) – Fulton, NYS Workforce Directors Leadership Council, ARTSwego Oversight Committee, Oswego Health Business Relations Committee, 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).

Education
Chena graduated from Marylhurst University with a BFA in Design Studies and a Certificate of Business Administration. She currently holds a Masters of Business Administration from SUNY Oswego.