Director of Entrepreneurship

Elyzabeth Joy Holford is Oberlin’s Director of Entrepreneurship. She has deep and varied leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Her resume includes a successful body of work as a trial attorney; a university professor and administrator; an entrepreneur and an organizational development consultant. Her work has provided her the opportunity to live and engage with teams around the world. She has often been part of developing bridges across cultures and sectors. Her nonprofit work included running Equality Ohio, Ohio’s LGBTQ rights and advocacy organization, as the executive director. The consistent thread that weaves throughout her tri-sector career path is a demonstrated commitment to innovation, education and financial stability.