OhioMBE Awards 2017 Top Advocate: Andrea Quinichett
Andrea Quinichett began her career with the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority as an entry-level Occupancy Technician in 2006. Since then, she was promoted through the ranks in the property management department, ultimately being selected for the position of property manager. In 2015, Andrea was selected for promotion to her current position of Procurement Manager.
During her tenure with CMHA, Andrea managed her schedule as a single parent, full-time employee, full-time student and faced many challenges as she remained focused on her education and employment goals. While continuing to work full time, Andrea earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Ohio Dominican University. In her position as Procurement Manager Andrea procures materials and products and obtains services for the Agency.
She focuses on engaging community outreach activities and assists with developing programs which focus on economic development, expanding opportunities for MBE firms, and increasing individual self-sufficiency directly related to the Section 3 program. Andrea views it as her responsibility to help build bridges of opportunity by facilitating partnerships and other business opportunities for Minority Business firms.
In her spare time Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, traveling and building great memories with friends and loved ones.
Published in OhioMBE – Jan. 15, 2018 – pdf