With more than 25 years of financial, operational and marketing expertise – and a proven record of analytical impact to bottom line results – As Majority Partner Judy acts as President/CEO of B63 Line.
Her prior experience includes a 19-year stint as VP of Operations at a $70 million, 90-person, 5-office advertising agency as well as six years of operations management as VP of Operations for the Dayton Development Coalition. She supported daily management of the $22.5M Third Frontier Program and its venture capital funds, as part of DDC’s Entrepreneurial Signature Program, a non-profit economic development organization focused on attracting high quality employers and jobs to the Dayton Region.
Core competencies include Accounting, Business Development, Human Resources, and Marketing. Judy has an accounting degree from Miami University and an MBA in Marketing from Wright State University.
With a unique marriage of left-brain business savvy and right-brain creative talent, Steve brings his objectives-based branding and design experience to bear, supported by business-boosting communication strategies. His award-winning and published work has powered many high-profile clients – such as Alcoa, Home Depot, The Iams Company, International Paper, Kodak and the Army Corps of Engineers – with solutions that advance business with transforming strategies for branding and communications.
Steve serves as a Partner and Chief Marketing Strategist at B63. His core competencies include Branding, Visual Communications, Strategic Messaging, Marketing Strategy, and Internal/External Customer Communications. Steve is currently working on his MBA from the University of Dayton to add to his Visual Communications certificates and Marketing degrees from the School of Advertising Art, Sinclair Community College and Capital University.
Lori Thomas started The Web-Lady, LLC six years ago to support small businesses in web project management and development, social media management/training, analytics, and PPC campaigns. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Web Development. She connects with her clients, quickly learns about their business to bring “their story” to a web reality. Lori has proven experience translating business requirements into results, supporting strategic direction with the goal of driving traffic to websites. Lori works to enhance the web experience by evaluating web behaviors through analytics to potentially improve the user experience and increase conversions.
Marilee Rowland, Account & Project Coordinator, supports client growth with a diversified background and more than 40 years of professional experience. Her experience ranges from legal document preparation and office management to travel coordination and events planning. Marilee’s coordination skills and strong attention to detail help support the reputation of excellence at B63 Line.
Core competencies include Growing effective relationships, Evaluating business processes, and Managing complex logistical initiatives.
A former television producer turned public relations pro, Angie’s media expertise and deft ability to successfully pitch and coordinate interviews and coverage is a truly unique talent. Serving as client/media liaison, Angie has spearheaded national public relations campaigns, successfully placed clients on top-rated consumer news outlets and secured media coverage for clients from local and national news organizations.
A telecommunications graduate from Butler University, Angie has worked in major markets, like Miami and Indianapolis. Core competencies include Media Relations, Public Relations, Advertising, and Social Media.
Accomplished MBA and dynamic leader with diverse business development, marketing and innovation achievements within the consumer goods and not-for-profit arenas. Charismatic leader with proven ability to communicate with clarity and strategic vision, build collaborative teams, develop strong client/retailer/community relations and expand distribution channels and networks.
Dynamic success coach for business leaders and transformative change management. Led innovation to increase sales, improve market share and financial performance. Recognized speaker, trainer and facilitator. Engaged in life long learning, personal growth and development.
Specialties include: Strategic Planning, Marketing & Branding, Brand Architecture, Community Building & Engagement, Communication Strategies, Competitive Analysis, Success Coaching, Non Profit Consulting, Customer Acquisition & Retention, Customer Insights, New Business Innovation, P & L Management, Facilitation & Training, Change Management.
Lydotta M. Taylor is the Founder, President & CEO of L—evation, LLC and The EdVenture Group. Through her work she has had a positive and sustaining impact on education and business systems across numerous states where the organizations are actively engaged in a number of projects. Lydotta’s ability to leverage resources and connect partners across industry has earned her notable awards and board positions. She has been a leader in the professional development areas of leadership, generational leadership, change management and organizational culture.
Lydotta completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Executive Education and holds a Doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in STEM Professional Development from West Virginia University. Lydotta completed the Life Success Consulting and Coaching certification in 2008. Prior to founding The EdVenture Group, she served as Vice President for Workforce and Education at the West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation. Her education career began as a high school math and computer science teacher followed by serving as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Monongalia County school system.
Lydotta currently serves on numerous Advisory Councils for colleges at West Virginia University, the Board of Directors for the United Way of Mon and Preston Counties, United Way Campaign Chair 2018,and the Salvation Army Board. Taylor has held numerous positions on a variety of community boards in the past. She is a former Chairperson of the West Virginia Workforce Investment Board. She has made countless presentations to groups across the United States, sharing knowledge and successes for the business and education community to model. Lydotta is currently serving as an adjunct professor for the West Virginia University Leadership program, the Masters of Business Administration, and the Masters of Industrial Relations programs.