Annie Olds SBDC

Annie Olds

Regional Director – Northwest Region


Annie is responsible for leading the Northwest region serving Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Missaukee, Leelanau and Wexford counties. Annie is an accomplished small business professional with expertise in business and financial planning, value-added product development and agribusiness operations.

Annie holds a Master of Business Administration specializing in Strategic Management (2006) and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management with specialties in Human Resources and Small Business Management (2003) both from Davenport University. She also holds an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Northwestern Michigan College (2001) and is a certified Small Business Consultant from Grand Valley State University (2008).

Annie was recognized by the TC Business News as a “40 Under 40” in 2013 and also by the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce as a “20 Under 40” in 2011. In the past, Annie has served as an adjunct instructor at Baker College of Cadillac teaching Partners in Agriculture, Introduction to Agricultural Industry, and Agribusiness III. She has also served as an adjunct instructor for Davenport University teaching Managing Organizational Change. Annie is blessed to live where she does as she greatly enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her young family on their small farm in Kalkaska.

The Northwest region is hosted by Networks Northwest and based out of Traverse City, Michigan.