Atlanta Office


75 Piedmont Ave, NE, Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 413-7830
Fax: (404) 413-7832




Georgia State University SBDC

Consultants & Staff

Anna Brumby

Anna Brumby


Anna has over 15 years’ experience as an influential business leader with a history of designing and executing successful marketing, branding and business development strategies domestically and internationally. As a consultant for the UGA SBDC at GSU, she applies her extensive knowledge from her work with Fortune 500 companies and owning and running a small family business.

Her areas of expertise include building business growth strategies, designing marketing strategies, competitive intelligence analysis, product development, go-to-market sales strategies and brand design. Recognized as an advocate for small business owners, Anna has conducted a number of live television interviews on stations including Fox Business News, 11-Alive and WSB Atlanta.


  • B.S. in Political Science and Accounting, Presbyterian College
  • MBA, University of Georgia


Phone: (404) 413-7830


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Telisha Farrow Jackson

Program Coordinator


Phone: (404) 413-7830


Thomas "Tommy" Heaton, UGA Small Business Development Center

Thomas Heaton


Tommy has financial industry experience that includes leadership roles in portfolio management, commercial lending, process management, and real estate acquisition. His expertise includes loan proposal and business plan preparation, sales strategy, and service delivery. He is also a frequent public speaker and educator.


  • MBA, Georgia State University
  • BA, University of Georgia (History)


  • Piedmont Bank (Commercial Loan Officer)
  • North American Mission Board (Regional Finance Coordinator)
  • BB&T (Business Banker)


Phone: (404) 413-7830

Paul Wilson, Jr. - UGA Small Business Development Center

Paul Wilson, Jr.

Area Director

Paul has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, procurement, marketing, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic analysis, operational planning, leadership development, contract writing, video marketing, video production, training and curriculum development. Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and educational institutions, Paul brings a diverse wealth of knowledge, perspective, and skills to the small business community.


  • BBA, Supply Management, University of San Diego
  • MS, Organizational Management, Capella University


Phone: (404) 413-7830

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