Asha Manzy

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 27, 2022
Asha Manzy joins the UGA SBDC at Morehouse College team as a program coordinator. Her background includes working with food entrepreneurs and food manufacturing companies at the University of Georgia’s department of Food Science and Technology Extension. Asha’s true passion is working in higher education and plans to work with local technical schools to develop entrepreneurs. In her spare time, Asha volunteers over 30 hours a month in the community through the non-profits organizations she’s involved with.          

Education

  • BA (History and Political Science), University of West Georgia
  • BA (Public Administration), Georgia Southern University
  • M.Ed. (Educational Leadership in Higher Education), Columbus State University
 
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Terence Strong

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 6, 2021
Terence Strong graduated with a degree in Finance from Emory University and over the next 10 years built a career in international finance, partnerships and philanthropy at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation. He then successfully co-founded, raised capital for and scaled a venture-funded e-commerce startup in the bath and body industry, while teaching marketing, finance, strategy and customer development at a top-tier, globally recognized tech accelerator. He brings in years of experience on both sides of the entrepreneurial table as a financier and as a founder with a passion for community development, consumer products and early- stage venture development.    

Education

  • BBA (Finance), Emory University
  *This position was made possible by a gift from Fiserv.
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Donald Lamar

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On February 7, 2020
With over 20 years of practical executive and entrepreneurial leadership, Donald Lamar brings a wealth of experience to organizations, businesses and institutions by teaching, coaching and guiding them to reach goals and other key measure of success leveraging a unique combination of technical and strategic abilities.   Prior to joining UGA SBDC at Morehouse College, Donald co-founded Drayton, Drayton & Lamar Inc., as well as owned, managed and operated businesses in the technology, restaurant and management consulting industries. In addition, Mr. Lamar has worked as a senior business consultant for countless small business across the nation, applying his knowledge of industry specializations in government contracting, systems integration and general business management.   In addition to his technical skills in management consulting, Donald has provided direct leadership training and educational instruction at an executive level, as well as, developed and implemented diverse engineering-based curriculums as a middle school STEM teacher who motivates students through positive encouragement and the reinforcement of concepts through interactive classroom instruction and observation.

Education

  • MBA, Georgia State University
  • BSEE, Prairie View A&M University
  • Big Data Certification, Emory University
 

Experience

  • UGA SBDC at Georgia State University (Senior Business Consultant)
  • Cogent Analytics (Project Director)
  • STEM Instructor (Gwinnett County Public Schools)
  • TQ Intelligence (Federal Gov-Business Development Manager)
  • Bumblena Enterprises (Management Consultant)
  • Drayton, Drayton & Lamar (Co-Founder &SVP)
  • General Dynamics (Software Engineer)
  • McDonald Douglas Aircraft Co (Simulations Engineer)
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