Jo Ann DiMaggio
Pivoting During COVID-19 and Beyond
Jo Ann Di Maggio May
Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center Director
SIU Edwardsville and East St. Louis Center
Jo Ann Di Maggio May is a Glen Carbon resident and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from SIUE in 2005, followed by an MBA in 2007.
Jo Ann has a Small Business background in the Restaurant industry. Her brother owns Di Maggio Pizza and Pasta in Highland after their parents retired.
Jo Ann was a graduate assistant for the Small Business Development Center at SIUE from August 2005-September 2007. She also has served as an international business consultant for the SBDC’s International Trade Center (ITC). Di Maggio May’s other work experience includes being an assistant manager at Walgreen’s in Edwardsville, a personal banker for US Bank in Belleville and a mortgage default counselor for US Bank in St. Louis.
May came back to the SBDC as the Small Business Specialist and then became SBDC Director in August 2017. She currently sits on the City of Edwardsville Advisory Board, serves as Secretary for the Latino Round Table and is a member of the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation.
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