KO Consulting is a woman-owned community and economic development firm dedicated to helping make a difference in the Mahoning Valley & beyond. We are proud to work with nonprofit organizations, government entities, and small business owners to help you realize your vision for the future. 




Kristen Olmi, M.A.P., AAPC

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Kristen is a life-long Struthers resident who utilizes her background and experience to lead community and economic development projects across the Mahoning Valley. She founded KO Consulting in 2012 while working full-time as the Grants Coordinator for the Mahoning County Sanitary Engineering Department. In Fall 2020, Kristen left her job with the county to pursue serving her community full-time through KO Consulting.

Kristen is responsible for bringing millions of dollars to our community through her work at the county and through KO Consulting. She is actively developing multiple organizations aimed at bringing economic development and growth back to the Youngstown area.

In addition to KO Consulting, Kristen serves as Executive Director of Green Industrial Manufacturing, Inc (GIME), and is a Partner of Blue Phoenix Strategies. Kristen also serves as President of the Board for the YWCA, a board member of Youngstown Prosperity, and is a member of the Struthers Rotary Community Corps, among many other community serving roles.

OUR services

Community & Economic Development


We understand that some of the best organizations are run with small but mighty teams. KO Consulting is here to work in your corner, giving you the extra bandwidth you need to help your organization succeed.

Our Services Include:

  • Project Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Proposal Writing
  • Grant Compliance
  • Government Affairs
  • Business Plan Creation
  • Business Start-up Services
  • Capacity Building
  • Application for Federal Tax Exemption Status (501c3)


Remarkable Clients

Get In Touch

460 E Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503
[email protected]