Melinda D. Carter, J.D., is the director of the Minority Business Assistance Center for the Columbus Region, as well as president and founder of Brown Bread Consulting, LLC. During her tenure in public service, minority owned, women owned and disadvantaged small business were awarded over 400 million dollars in contracts. Melinda served as the Executive Director of the City of Columbus Equal Business Opportunity Office and as the State EEO Coordinator and Special Assistant to the Governor of the State of Ohio.
Melinda has served on the certification committee for nearly every public and private certification organization in the region and has served as an advisor to countless organizations that provide supportive services to businesses owned and operated by minorities and women.
She has been recognized by numerous civic and business organizations, including the State of Ohio MLK Commission, Business First, The Ohio Supplier Development Council and the Ohio House of Representatives.
Melinda has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Ohio University and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.