Zara Smith SBDC

Zara Smith

Strategic Programs Manager


Zara is responsible for the development, implementation and advancement of key network programs, including the SBDC export program, cyber security program and market research services.

Zara’s professional background includes 15+ years of business planning and strategy development, project management and program development, international business, data analytics and technology strategy. Her unique set of skills allows her to work within the complex SBDC network and be able to relate to small business clients.

Zara is a graduate of Grand Valley State University’s M.B.A. program, and in 2013, she achieved her NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification.