December 2, 2022

UMW Economic Development Honors Businesswoman, Marine Corps Veteran

UMW Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year Sharon Kelley (second from left) is pictured with 2022 Virginia Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year Tyrone Logan, Stafford County Economic Development Authority Chair Joel Griffin, and UMW Small Business Development Center consultant Angela Kelley.

UMW Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year Sharon Kelley (second from left) is pictured with 2022 Virginia Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year Tyrone Logan, Stafford County Economic Development Authority Chair Joel Griffin, and UMW Small Business Development Center consultant Angela Kelley.

The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development has presented its annual Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year award to Dr. Sharon Kelley, owner of P Cubed Consulting LLC.

Kelley, a Stafford County resident, formed her defense contracting company in 2014 after retiring from the Marine Corps. It specializes in cybersecurity and logistics management.

Besides running her successful business, Kelley gives back to veterans by conducting workshops on entering the civilian workforce and mentoring veterans with mental and financial crises. She also helps other small business owners develop business structures and identify resources.

In the community, she helps young people learn trade and technical skills and understand entrepreneurship. She’s active with the Cinderella Experience, aiding young women to choose outfits and accessories for special events. Read more.