Cynthia Small has joined the Small Business Development Center as its business resiliency coordinator.

Cynthia Small will be responsible for helping businesses identify and prepare for risks such as weather events, loss of key staff, systems failures, data loss and cybersecurity threats, utilities and power interruption and loss of premises. For more information, visit dsbdc.org.

Small is the former executive director of Kent County Tourism. She has more than 35 years of experience in tourism, economic development, marketing and public relations. She was the communications manager for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and Sussex County director of tourism.

She is on boards including Downtown Dover Partnership, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, Greater Kent Committee, Route 13 Beautification Committee, Delaware Sports Commission and Kent County Regional Sports Complex. She has degrees in journalism and communications and lives in Dover with her husband, David.