Global Business Center

Staff Biographies

Nate WardNate Ward

As Director of the Global Business Center and the SBDC Export Assistance Network, Nate Ward, has extensive international experience within manufacturing and banking industries. His international business experience includes sales, logistics, marketing, pricing, research and product development. In addition to his diverse cultural knowledge, Nate speaks multiple languages including French, Spanish, and Japanese.

Thien BuiThien Bui

Thien Bui is a Trade Counselor with the SBDC Export Assistance Network. In her role, she assists Ohio companies with exporting their goods and services into international markets. Prior to joining the SBDC Export Assistance Network, she worked as a Program Manager for the Ohio Development Services Agency where she managed the International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) and coordinated several trade missions and domestic and international trade shows for small and medium sized companies.

Meg Salkin, Centers for Outreach and EngagementMeg Salkin

Meg Salkin is the Program Manager for the Centers for Outreach and Engagement in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. She obtained her MAGI (Master of Arts in Global Interactions) from Cleveland State University in December 2011. In her role, Salkin is responsible for coordinating support functions and communications for Center programs and event as well as event planning and facilitating events and programs sponsored by the Centers and affiliated groups, including GlobalTarget, TEDxClevelandStateUniversity and Startup Vikes. She can be reached at 216.687-4750 or