Jodi Hilsabeck

Internal Program Manager |

Jodi Hilsabeck is the Internal Program Manager for Midwest Assistant Program. She began her career with MAP in 2017 as a Project Manager where she provided individualized technical assistance to small rural communities to help them achieve technical, managerial, and financial sustainability. Her passion to assist rural communities in surviving led her to the role of Internal Program Manager where she is tasked with generating new revenue streams for the organization that reflect technical assistance via state and federal grants that can be used to directly assist small rural communities.

Jodi obtained a BS degree in Wellness from Northwest Missouri State University, and a Paralegal Certificate from Missouri Western State University. She has over fifteen years of experience in assisting organizations with budgeting, creating action plans, program development/implementation, staffing, and customer service. With a strong Project Manager background and outstanding creative thinking skills, Jodi strives to assist communities with economic development to achieve community sustainability. Jodi understands the hardships that small communities face today and looks forward to helping rural communities thrive.

Title: Open For Business: Train the Trainer
Day/Time: Wednesday, 8/17 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Part I: The Power of a Network – Launched in 2021 with funding from Wells Fargo and the Siegel Family Endowment, the Open for Business Program brings together the RCAP network’s expertise in growing opportunity and small businesses in rural and tribal communities for more than 40 years.

Join members of the Open for Business working group to learn about how this initiative is helping the RCAP network to scale its expertise in serving rural Native, minority and women-owned businesses to all regions in our network, while building our internal capacity to co-develop and co-deliver training and support across organizations for greater impact.

Part II: How TAPs can get Involved – In part II of this session, TAPs will learn how they can help connect their communities with the Open for Business resources and support.