Savannah/Statesboro

Contact

Savannah Address:
513 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Suite M
Savannah, GA 31401

 

 

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Savannah Contact:
Phone: (912) 651-3200
Fax: (912) 651-3209
Email: southerncoastal@georgiasbdc.org

 

Statesboro Address:
58 East Main Street, Suite D
Statesboro, GA 30458

Statesboro Contact:
Phone: (912) 478-7232
Fax: (912) 478-0648
Email: southerncoastal@georgiasbdc.org

 

 

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Savannah Consultants & Staff

Becky Brownlee

Becky Brownlee

Area Director

Mrs. Brownlee has been a small business owner for over 20 years. She has owned businesses in manufacturing, specialty retail, beauty and trade schools, health and fitness, agriculture and real estate and construction. In addition to owning her own businesses, she also has experience in the financial, hospitality and insurance sectors. Mrs. Brownlee’s businesses have encompassed both independent and franchise operations. She specializes in financing and access to capital and all aspects of commercial real estate including site/space selection, building/ land acquisition and financing, lease negotiations, zoning, construction and permitting.


Education

  • MBA, South University
  • BA, UNC Chapel Hill (Industrial Relations)

Contact

Phone: (912) 651-3200

Chase Cowart

Chase Cowart

Consultant

Chase joined the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in 2018. He has previous experience working in insurance and health care administration with an emphasis on using information systems, digital tools, and data to improve operations, marketing, and strategic decision making. Chase brings a technical skillset to the SBDC that can be used to help small business owners with marketing, financial analysis, and strategic planning.


Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Georgia (Management Information Systems)
  • Master of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University

Experience

  • St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Business Development/Strategic Planning Analyst (2015-2018)
  • Aflac, Systems Analyst (2014-2015)

Contact

Phone: (912) 651-3200

Email: savannah@georgiasbdc.org

Liz Overstreet

Liz Overstreet

Program Coordinator

Liz Overstreet helps new entrepreneurs by providing them basic business information, from the center’s current program offerings to sample business plans. Ms. Overstreet teaches the center’s monthly “Starting a Business” workshop to aspiring entrepreneurs and helps them start with a solid foundation. Ms. Overstreet assists with program planning, development, marketing, and execution. She is the first point of contact at the center and conducts introductory meetings with clients.


Education

  • MBA, Georgia Southern University
  • BBA, The University of Georgia (Real Estate)

Contact

Phone: (912) 651-3200

Email: loverstreet@georgiasbdc.org

Statesboro Consultants & Staff

Valerie McElveen

Valerie McElveen

Area Director

Prior to joining the Small Business Development Center, Valerie worked in the areas of accounting and operations. Her experience ranges from working in a large manufacturing environment to working with small local companies. She brings to the SBDC knowledge financial aspects important to small businesses including cost accounting, financial analysis, cash flow management, and financial forecasting.


Education

• BBA, Eastern Michigan University (Accounting)
• MBA, Georgia Southern University

Contact

Phone: (912) 478-7232

Email: southerncoastal@georgiasbdc.org

John Myers

John Myers

Consultant

With extensive practice in new business development, sales, and operations John has developed and implemented revenue growth processes at large and small companies. He has been a key partner in growing small businesses and bringing new products to market. John has studied and implemented processes for lead generation and developed roadmaps to bring about company evolution through organizational changes. He has advised and trained professionals in tactics, strategy and resources to achieve business objectives.


Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado

Contact

Phone: (912) 478-7232

Email: statesboro@georgiasbdc.org

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Christy Pease

Program Coordinator

Contact

Phone: (912) 478-7232

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