Anne Tyoan

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On August 29, 2022
Anne joined the SBDC team in 2022, and to her role as Administrative Associate, she brings a diverse career background which includes 20 years employment in the expatriate sector.  Having represented international business interests in the areas of marketing, public relations, and global language education, Anne employs a unique world view and broad skill set in her service to the goals and objectives of Georgia’s growing small business communities.  


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee M.Ed. from The College of New Jersey Global Graduate Program
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Dan Hudgins

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 12, 2020
Dan Hudgins joined the UGA SBDC in 2020 and brings over 25 years of experience working in the textile and healthcare industries. These experiences included working in a family-owned carpet manufacturer, a Fortune 500 healthcare company where he helped open a new hospital and served as CFO at four different locations, and a healthcare startup where he served as VP of Finance. He learned how to work with small teams and manage cash, in addition to revenue cycle improvement and financial reporting and forecasting.        


  • BBA (Accounting), University of Georgia


  • Carpet Crafts, Inc (Controller)
  • St. Catherine Healthcare (Sr VP of Finance)
  • Kindred Healthcare (CFO)
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Robbie Parks

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 15, 2020
Robbie joined the UGA SBDC in 2020, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in higher education and non-profit environments. These experiences honed her versatility and understanding of the challenges inherent in working with limited staff, resources and budgets - challenges that small business owners face every day.   Robbie is passionate about teaching entrepreneurs how to plan, launch, manage and grow their businesses. Her areas of expertise include marketing, communications, graphic design, brand design and management, process analysis, CRM implementation and administration, SEO and information technology.


  • MBA, University of Georgia
  • BS (Information Technology), Macon State College
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W. Patrick Fulbright

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Patrick started his working career with Publix Supermarkets and then transitioned into retail management with The Home Depot, where he worked for the next 15 years. After The Home Depot, he has had several entrepreneurial endeavors and a successful career as an educator as Professor of Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship at Savannah College of Art and Design. Before joining the UGA SBDC in Gainesville, Patrick was instrumental in the development of a multi-inspection firm and real estate school, teaching continued educational classes for realtors.



  • BS (Business Administration), Florida Southern College
  • MBA, Kennesaw State University
  • PhD (Educational Leadership), Trident University International


  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster
  • Value Award - The Home Depot
  • Max Award - Georgia State - Robinson College of Business
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