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Alabama Small Business Development Center Network
Alabama SBDC Network

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of representatives of the small business community, reflecting the varied industry sectors and geographies of business in Alabama. The Board shall be advisory, versus management, in nature.  Alabama SBDC Network Staff are often invited to attend these meetings, along with a representative from the SBA District Office in Birmingham. Board members shall be recruited that are visionaries, willing to serve as advocates for the Alabama SBDC network. Board members shall play a productive role as advisors to the network, willing to utilize their contacts and affiliations to further the development of the program statewide.

Alabama SBDC Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Stacia Robinson- Alabama Office of Minority Affairs
Alabama Office of Minority Affairs

Stacia Robinson

Abe Harper Jr
President, Harper Technologies, Mobile

Abe Harper, Jr

Danny Bittner - Alabama SBDC
Renasant Business Credit, Birmingham

Danny Bittner

Paul Carruthers
Community Development Manager Regions Bank, Birmingham

Paul Carruthers

Alex Cate
Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Alex Cate

Victor Brown wearing a suit and tie
Vice President for Minority & Small Business Development Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham

Victor Brown

Matt Davis South State Bank - Alabama SBDC
FVP Commercial Banking, South State Bank, Huntsville

Matt Davis

Pammie Jimmar
President, Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce

Pammie Jimmar

Lee Conn
President/COO Storyteller Overland, Birmingham

Lee Conn

Jim McDonough - Veterans Cleaning
President, Veterans Cleaning Solutions, LLC, Enterprise

Jim McDonough

Eddie Postell
Manager-Office of Small Business Advocacy Alabama Department of Commerce, Montgomery

Eddie Postell

Tracy Rouse
President, Alabama Safety Products, Oxford

Tracy Rouse

Robert Stackpole
Director, Alabama District Office, U.S. Department of Commerce

Robert Stackpole

Christina Stimpson
Director, Office of International Trade, Alabama Department of Commerce

Christina Stimpson

danette richards
Director Small Business Development, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Mobile

Danette Richards

Tom Todt SBA
District Director-Alabama District Office (Ex-Officio Member) U. S. Small Business Administration, Birmingham

Thomas Todt

Alabama Office of Minority Affairs

Stacia Robinson

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced she is tapping Stacia Robinson to serve as director of the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs. Nichelle Nix, who has served in the role for the last six years, is moving to the private sector to practice law.

Robinson comes to the post from BeneChoice Companies, LLC, a benefits and financial choices company. She also serves as district manager of Colonial Life Insurance Company. The governor describes Robinson as a small business champion. Robinson’s expertise in business involvement includes employee benefits design and administration, as well as advertising consulting and professional speaking.

Robinson also recently sold her BNI-Business Network Int’l Franchise, which she owned for 25 years. Further reiterating the fact that Robinson is a champion of small business, her involvement locally in Montgomery includes serving on the Industrial Development Board of Montgomery, the Leadership Council of the NFIB, the Alabama Small Business Commission, among many other ventures. She was also the first African American female to serve on the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. As chairman of the Marketing & Promotions Task Force for the Council of Small Business Enterprises (COSBE), she won an ADDY award for the “Buy Greater Montgomery” campaign. Robinson is excited to bring her experience to the Ivey Administration.

A military career brought this Denver, Colorado native to Alabama. While spending seven years in the Air Force as a communications-computer officer, she completed her Master of Science degree in Counseling and Human Development at Troy University in Montgomery. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Governor Ivey remains focused on keeping Alabama innovative and preparing the state’s students and workforce for the economy of tomorrow, and she believes that Robinson will be a helpful hand in that effort.

President, Harper Technologies, Mobile

Abe Harper, Jr

Renasant Business Credit, Birmingham

Danny Bittner

Community Development Manager Regions Bank, Birmingham

Paul Carruthers

Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Alex Cate

Vice President for Minority & Small Business Development Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham

Victor Brown

FVP Commercial Banking, South State Bank, Huntsville

Matt Davis

President, Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce

Pammie Jimmar

President/COO Storyteller Overland, Birmingham

Lee Conn

President, Veterans Cleaning Solutions, LLC, Enterprise

Jim McDonough

Manager-Office of Small Business Advocacy Alabama Department of Commerce, Montgomery

Eddie Postell

President, Alabama Safety Products, Oxford

Tracy Rouse

Director, Alabama District Office, U.S. Department of Commerce

Robert Stackpole

Director, Office of International Trade, Alabama Department of Commerce

Christina Stimpson

Director Small Business Development, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Mobile

Danette Richards

District Director-Alabama District Office (Ex-Officio Member) U. S. Small Business Administration, Birmingham

Thomas Todt

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