Belinda Matthews Stenson
Director, Minority Business Development
Belinda Matthews Stenson is the Director for the Minority Business Partnership (MBP) for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. In this role, she is responsible for leading the chamber’s efforts to grow the 9-county Miami Valley region economy and strengthen area minority businesses. She champions this initiative by advocating for increased minority business participation, facilitating strategic business relations and leveraging the talents of minority businesses in the area. The MBP initiative supports the chamber’s “Buy Local” strategy by assisting purchasing organizations to keep more spend local by connecting buyers with capable MBE suppliers.
Belinda spent over 20 years with NCR Corporation where she served in various leadership roles in areas of finance/accounting, human resources, ethics & compliance, Six Sigma/Quality and business operations. Belinda led several key global initiatives for the company and supported the company’s most profitable business unit, Worldwide Customers Services (WCS), in Europe, Middle East/Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
After a successful NCR career, Belinda launched a small business management consulting business. Prior to joining the Chamber Management Team, Belinda served as Executive Director for the Omega Community Development Corporation. While at Omega, she was the lead administrator for the organization and was instrumental in developing and implementing youth & adult programming and leading key economic development initiatives in Northwest Dayton.
Belinda has an undergraduate degree in Economics/Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance/Accounting. She currently serves as President, The Dayton Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and is a member of several diversity-oriented oversight committees in the area: City of Dayton Procurement Enhancement Program (PEP), Commission on Minority Inclusion, and Parity. Belinda recently joined the Premier Health Partners Board of Directors and is a participant in the upcoming Leadership Dayton Class of 2013.