Garrison Boling

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On January 8, 2021
Garrison Boling joined the UGA SBDC in January 2021 as the Program Coordinator for the Augusta office. Previously, he worked as a Career Advisor for the Career Management Center at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, assisting students and alumni. He also was a member of the Savage Storm Football team during his time at SOSU.                

Education

  • BBA (Marketing and Business), Southeastern Oklahoma State University
 
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Eric Frickey

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Eric Frickey Prior to joining the SBDC, Eric worked at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) where he focused on licensing federally-funded technologies to small businesses. For over a decade, Eric’s work involved assessing technologies, securing patent protection, commercial marketing and negotiating patent and copyright licenses. With Eric’s assistance, small businesses were able to secure funding under the DOE-SBIR program.   Eric also served on the Savannah River Plant Federal Credit Union’s Credit Committee where he reviewed and assessed loan applications. In addition, Eric has several years of retail experience in the wine industry.

Education

  • BA (Finance), Augusta State University
  • BS (Chemistry), Augusta State University
  • MBA (Management), Augusta State University

Experience

  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Savannah River Plant Federal Credit Union
  • Summerville Ace, Inc.
  • Georgia Regents University
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Rick McMurtrey

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Rick McMurtrey Rick brings over 33 years of business experience to the UGA SBDC. Prior to joining the SBDC, Rick spent more than 20 years as a Sonic Drive In franchisee, developing the Augusta market to 13 stores and over 500 employees. Rick brings extensive knowledge in franchise development along with significant experience in marketing, advertising, human resources and personnel management needed to grow from a one store operation to a mid-size business. He served two terms on the Sonic Franchise Advisory Council and was heavily involved in moving Sonic Corporation into its national cable advertising program. Rick served on the committee that interviewed ad agencies and selected a former agency, Barkley & Evergreen Partners, which developed and implemented the national cable advertising program. While a franchisee, Rick was awarded the Brand Leadership Award and the Marketing Award.   Prior to becoming a Sonic Drive In franchisee, Rick spent 13 years at Southwestern Bell Corporation in Oklahoma. He graduated from ECU in December of 1980 and began his SBC career in 1981 as an entry-level Marketing Manager in Lawton, Oklahoma. Rick worked his way into middle management while working in marketing, public relations, installation and maintenance, and HR departments. Rick received significant training in marketing, management, leadership, human resources and management development training that he utilized to start and grow his own successful company and now brings to the UGA SBDC.

Education

  • MBA, Oklahoma City University
  • BBA (Marketing), East Central University
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Rebecca Mixson

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Rebecca Kruckow Rebecca is a dynamic, visionary business consultant who has been with the UGA SBDC in Augusta since 2014, initially as a Program Coordinator, then as a Business Consultant. Her teaching of such programs as Starting A Business, Business Plan Essentials, and Winning Through Customer Service enhances her ability to understand cross-functional business operations. Rebecca works with established and aspiring entrepreneurs regarding basic business information and direction in growth as a business owner by helping assess opportunities and facilitate strategic planning for successful implementation. Her extensive business and educational background provides a solid foundation to guide clients toward success.   Rebecca's background in retail markets, staff management and leadership blend well with the demands of small businesses. She reads market trends, develops target marketing for small businesses, develops visually appealing displays and provides image consulting. She is certified to teach Maximum Service courses through the UGA SBDC and works to develop other opportunities related to client needs including personal presentation and improvement. Her background aids in identification of skilled and unskilled labor markets for growing businesses as well.   Recognitions in business and education include being named Young Careerist by the Business and Professional Women, State Runner-Up in Individual Development Program through BPW, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, and District Elect Rep for Distinguished School Performance Award.

Education

  • MBA, Augusta University Hull College of Business
  • MSE (Leadership and Administration), William Woods University
  • BSE (Mathematics Education), Central Missouri State University
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