Maureen Henderson was named director of the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center. She replaces previous director Lynn Oswald, who retired Sept. 1 after 12 years in the role.
Henderson has served the Niagara SBDC for more than 14 years as a business adviser. Prior to this position, she was employed in the banking and financial industry and was a successful business owner. Henderson holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in finance from St. Bonaventure University. A life-long learner, she earned her advanced certification as a business adviser with the New York Small Business Development Center in 2019.
Henderson said she enjoys all aspects of helping clients with their businesses, and her specialty lays in procurement, including government contracting and women, minority, and veteran certifications. She is an engaged community leader and enjoys being active within Niagara County.
Henderson has served as treasurer of the board for Lockport Main Street Inc. since 2016. In addition, she previously served as both president and vice president of the Newfane Business Association, chairperson of the Newfane town celebration, and led the town’s beautification grant committee.
She has been presented with several awards from various organizations, including: Buffalo Region SBA's Women in Business Champion award, Newfane Business Association’s Business Person of the Year award, and Buffalo Business First’s 40 Under 40 award. Henderson resides in Olcott with her husband, Charlie; son, Sam; and daughter, Isabelle.
For more information on the Niagara SBDC, visit niagaracc.suny.edu/sbdc/ or call 716-210-2515.