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Lead Center Team

Keith Brophy

Keith Brophy

State Director

616-331-7371 brophyke@gvsu.edu Keith has served as State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center…

Jennifer Deamud

Associate State Director

616-331-7482 deamudj@gvsu.edu Jennifer M. Deamud is a results-orientated leader with over twenty years’ experience encompassing…

Sienna Mavima

Assistant State Director

616-331-7483 mavimasi@gvsu.edu Sienna is responsible for data and information management of the SBDC network and…

Zara Smith

Strategic Programs Manager

616-331-7106 smithlat@gvsu.edu Zara is responsible for the development, implementation and advancement of key network programs, including…

Matti Sullivan MISBDC

Matti Sullivan

Finance Manager

616-331-7481 sullivma@gvsu.edu Matti is responsible for the financial operations of the Michigan SBDC, including the…

Hanna Burmeister

Hanna Burmeister

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager 616-331-7489 burmeish@gvsu.edu Hanna is a marketing and communications professional passionate about creating positive…

Ian Rogers Training Manager

Ian Rogers

Training Manager

616-331-7262 rogersia@gvsu.edu As the training manager for the Michigan SBDC Lead Center, Ian Rogers oversees…

Joshua Marko

Joshua Marko

Special Projects Coordinator

Special Projects Coordinator markojos@gvsu.edu Josh comes to the Michigan SBDC with experience that aligns with…

Phil Tepley

Director of Technology Commercialization Services

734-347-0204 tepleyp@gvsu.edu Under Phil’s leadership, the Tech Team has grown to a statewide group of…

Alain Piette

Technology Team Manager

248-931-3886 piettea@gvsu.edu Alain brings extensive experience in organizational development, manufacturing, R&D, market development, technology transfer…

Regional Directors

Tamara Davis

Regional Director- Southwest Michigan Region

(269) 387-6004 tamara.j.davis@wmich.edu Tamara Davis is the regional director for the Southwest Michigan SBDC. In…

Tom Donaldson

Regional Director- Capital Region

517-483-1921 donaldt2@lcc.edu Tom is an experienced business executive with broad knowledge of all aspects of…

Tony Fox

Regional Director

989-317-4623 aefox@midmich.edu Tony Fox serves as Regional Director for the Mid Michigan Region of the…

Ed Garner

Regional Director- West Michigan Region

garnered@gvsu.edu Ed Garner serves as the Regional Director of the West Michigan Region. He previously…

Kristi Kozubal

Regional Director- Great Lakes Bay Region

(989) 758-3627 kristikozubal@delta.edu Kristi Kozubal has over 15 years of experience working with small businesses,…

Laura Marohnic

Regional Director- Northeast and Upper Peninsula Region

231-421-6594 lmarohnic@isupward.org Laura Marohnic, MBA, CGBP is the MI-SBDC Regional Director covering the Upper Peninsula…

Janis Mueller

Regional Director- I-69 Trade Corridor Region

jmueller1@kettering.edu Janis Mueller is serving as the Regional Director for the I-69 Trade Corridor Region,…

Annie Olds

Regional Director – Northwest Region

231-929-5091 annieolds@networksnorthwest.org Annie is responsible for leading the Northwest region serving Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet,…

Charlie Penner

Regional Director- Greater Washtenaw Region

734-477-8763 cpenner@wccnet.org Charlie has been the Regional Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center…

Wendy Thomas

Interim Regional Director- Southeast Region

313-672-1108 Wthomas1@emich.edu Wendy managing Detroit SBDC Office and provides leadership support for the tri-county region,…

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