Lauren Davis

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 23, 2022
Lauren joined the UGA Small Business Development Center in the Spring of 2022 as an Administrative Outreach Specialist for the Southern Coastal team. She is a Double Eagle graduate of Georgia Southern University, earning her BS in Public Relations in May 2020 followed by her MA in Professional Communication and Leadership in December 2021.   Prior to joining the UGA SBDC, Lauren held marketing internships at McNeilus Companies and Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County as well as a graduate assistantship with GSU’s Academic Success Center. In these roles, she concentrated on corporate communications and strategy along with public relations and storytelling at the community level.  
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Valerie McElveen

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Prior to joining the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern University, 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 UGA SBDC knowledge of financial aspects important to small businesses including cost accounting, financial analysis, cash flow management and financial forecasting.



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