Peter Williams, business consultant in the UGA SBDC in Macon office, received the SBDC’s “2019 Consultant of the Year Award” during our digital award ceremony this spring, after being nominated by a group of his peers.
The Consultant of the Year Award (COY) is given to a business consultant based on outstanding accomplishments during the year, including his/her work with the business community, program development, research, publications, presentations, professional development activities, involvement in business-related organizations/projects/programs, as well as basic consulting and continuing education activities. Any full time business consultant or area director with at least three years tenure with the SBDC is eligible.
“The recipients of these awards excel in their work with the business community, program development, and representation of the SBDC program,” said Allan Adams, state director.
In addition, the following awards were also distributed:
- Liz Overstreet, program coordinator in the UGA SBDC in Savannah, received the “2019 Support Staff Person of the Year” award.
- Glenn Kruse, area director of the UGA SBDC in Gwinnett, received the “2019 Rookie of the Year” award.
- The “Innovation of the Year” award went to Becky Brownlee, Chase Cowart, Valerie McElveen, Liz Overstreet, Christy Pease, Saundra Phillips, and Jordan Tippett for the DIGICON program.