Ellen Kirton, longtime director of the Pima Neighborhood School Small Enterprise Improvement Heart, died Sunday after issues from an sickness.
After an extended profession in banking, Kirton grew to become director of the Pima County SBDC in 2012.
The SBDC joined Pima Neighborhood School’s Workforce Improvement Division in 2016.
“By way of her work helping and provoking entrepreneurs in beginning, rising and increasing their small companies, Ellen created a long-lasting financial impression for future generations,” Pima Neighborhood School Chancellor Lee Lambert and different Pima officers mentioned in a information launch.
Kirton’s household will schedule a memorial occasion to have fun right here life later this spring, the school mentioned.
Kirton’s 35-year profession in banking included a decade as a vp for Arizona enterprise banking at Chase Financial institution.
After leaving Chase in 2004, Kirton ran a enterprise consultancy and in 2008 based EffortlessHR, which gives an internet-based human assets administration program.
She a wrote a self-help ebook, “Cinderella is Nonetheless Dancing: 8 Decisions That Can Enhance Your Life,” which was printed in 2009.
Kirton volunteered on the boards of a number of native nonprofits, together with the Higher Enterprise Bureau, Make-A-Want Basis, New Beginnings for Ladies and Kids, and the breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen.