Joshua Marko

December 16, 2019 - 1 minute read

State Lead Center

MI-SBDC State Lead Center – Grand Valley State University
1019 L. William Seidman Center | 50 Front Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6424
(616) 331-7373 |

Josh has a decade of experience planning and leading projects that consistently surpass stakeholder expectations in fields that include motorsports, higher education, business support services and non-profit development. This includes improvement projects in functional areas such as marketing, technology, operations, finance, staff development and company culture. Josh also has worked extensively with event-based projects and has experience planning hundreds of events ranging from award galas to music-and-motorsports festivals. Josh joined the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2017 as Special Projects Coordinator.

Josh received his bachelor’s degree in history and Spanish from Aquinas College in 2010 and completed his MBA in 2017. He is scheduled to complete Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam in June. Josh is also heavily involved in community service. He has volunteered since 2009 to support the planning of the American Model United Nations International Conference, currently serves as the President of the Aquinas College Alumni Leadership Council, and led the endowment of a scholarship in the name of his undergraduate mentor. Most importantly, Josh enjoys the lifelong project of raising his daughter Lily.