Tanya Conrath joined the Innovation Center in November 2016 as the Associate Director. At the Innovation Center, Ms. Conrath oversees the staff, makes connections for clients, and manages facilities management, fundraising efforts, budget analysis, grant writing and other Innovation Center operations.
In her previous role with TechGROWTH OHIO, part of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs, she facilitated regional outreach and educational/training opportunities for entrepreneurs, directed the mentorship service and strengthened partner connectivity within the 20-county region. Her career has focused on supporting regional economic development in Southeast Ohio and creating professional development opportunities for its leaders and businesses.
Ms. Conrath is an attorney, trained mediator, and certified facilitator for Developmental Dimensions International and True Colors personality typology. She has a B.S. in Communication from Ohio University, and a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Proud to be a townie, she is living the good life in Athens with her husband Matt Sweeney and their two teenage boys.