Team NEO is a business and economic development non-profit focused on building a vibrant economy for our Region. Team NEO is the designated JobsOhio Network Partner for Northeast Ohio and is responsible for accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio.

Join us this Friday October 29th to gain insight on our region’s impact and performance and learn about the generational opportunity before us. Dawn Southard, VP of Investor Relations, will share data regarding jobs, projects and capital investment opportunities that will benefit our region’s businesses as well as the 4.3 million people who call Northeast Ohio home!

Dawn Southard is Vice President, Investor Relations for Team NEO. In her role, Dawn engages business leaders throughout Northeast Ohio to take an active role in Team NEO’s mission to advance the equity and pace of business development outcomes throughout our 18 - county region. As a member of the senior management team, Dawn contributes to creating and implementing strategies that engage the corporate and non-profit community in the five core initiatives Team NEO leads as the JobsOhio partner for Northeast Ohio.

Prior to joining Team NEO, Dawn spent four years in San Antonio and served as Chief Strategy Officer with a financial and succession planning firm. Before that she spent 15 years in leadership roles for The Adcom Group and Glazen Creative Studios (now Goldfarb Weber Creative Media) in Cleveland. Her civic involvement in the region has been pivotal to a variety of initiatives as she served in positions including President of Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) Cleveland and SME Cleveland Education Foundation, Vice Chair of the Broadview Heights City Planning Commission and board member of Julie Billiart School. She a Leadership Cleveland Class of 2021 alumni.

She currently serves on the board of Seeds of Literacy, and is a mentor through College Now.

Dawn earned an MBA at Western Michigan University and a BBA at Davenport University.

(Reminder: Meetings are now held at Christ Presbyterian Church, parking and entry on the west side of the building. Elevator available to the second floor.)