Being a small business and helping other small businesses has been my career passion since forming DMD Data Systems (now Volta) in ’96. I’m involved in a myriad of different business groups around Lexington, which affirms my professional beliefs. I am the chair of Commerce Lexington’s Business Owners Advisory Boards, and I lead a group of around 10 established small businesses in the Lexington area. I also hold the Vice Chair of Communications for Commerce Lexington Executive Board and founder of Lexington Executive Exchange a monthly small business support program. In 2011 I was honored as the SBA Business Person of the Year for KY and I frequently speak to audiences about small business concerns and development.