Belinda Matthews Stenson
Vice President, Business Inclusion
Belinda Matthews Stenson is Vice President of Business Inclusion for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. In this role, she is responsible for leading the chamber’s efforts in the regional advocacy for minority business development and programming for inclusive growth of diverse, minority and economically disadvantaged businesses. Additionally, she advocates for the embedding of diversity and inclusion strategies in the Chamber and the region’s economic development community.
She champions diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives by advocating for increased diverse business participation, facilitating strategic business relations and leveraging the talents of minority- and women-owned businesses in the area.
Belinda spent over 20 years with NCR Corporation where she served in various leadership roles in areas of finance/accounting, human resources, ethics & compliance, Six Sigma/Quality and business operations. Belinda led several key global initiatives for the company and supported the company’s most profitable business unit, Worldwide Customers Services (WCS), in Europe, Middle East/Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
After a successful NCR career, Belinda launched a small business management consulting business. Prior to joining the chamber management team, Belinda served as Executive Director for the Omega Community Development Corporation. While at Omega, she was the lead administrator for the organization and was instrumental in developing and implementing youth & adult programming and leading key economic development initiatives in Northwest Dayton.
Belinda has an undergraduate degree in Economics/Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance/Accounting. She currently serves on several community and corporate boards: Greater Dayton RTA, Omega Community Development Corporation, onMain Advisory Committee, Dayton Arcade New Community Authority Board, Greater West Dayton Incubator Advisory Council, Parity, Inc. and Phoenix Next Board. She has previously served on the Premier Health Board and the City of Dayton Procurement Enhancement Program Advisory Council.
Belinda is a member of the Dayton Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is a YWCA Woman of Influence honoree and has been recognized as a Dayton Business Journal Power 50!, as well as other awards and recognitions.
She is a graduate of the Black Leadership Dayton Development Program, Leadership Dayton and University of Dayton Emerging Leadership Development Program.
Belinda is married to Attorney David Stenson and they reside in the Dayton area.