Walt Moore

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Walt Moore serves as the Area Director for the UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University. He has over eight years of experience as a former consumer and commercial lender working with small and mid-sized lending customers. Prior to joining the SBDC, Walt recently served as the Department Chair of the Business Education Department, as well as the Banking and Finance Program Coordinator at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. His areas of expertise include cash flow management, credit reviewing, financial counseling and loan packaging. In addition to his financial background, Walt also has an extensive background in agriculture.    

Education

  • MBA (Finance), Aspen University
  • BA (Finance), Valdosta State University

Experience

  • Moores Blueberry Farm (Owner and Operator)
  • Wiregrass Technical College (Department Chair and Banking and Finance Coordinator)
  • Bank of Lenox (Loan Officer)
  • Pioneet Services, Midcountry Bank (Market Manager)

Accomplishments

  • Delta Epsilon Tau National Honor Society
  • Lanier County Farm Bureau. Young Farmer (2012, 2013)
  • Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Nominee (2012)

Leadership

  • Wiregrass Technical College (Chairman of Finance Committee)
  • Association of the United States Army, Braxton/Bragg Chapter (Treasurer)
  • Association of United States Army, Costal Empire Chapter (President)
  • Business and Core Science Internship Coordinator
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Alyssa Foskey

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 2, 2019
Alyssa Foskey serves as a business consultant for the UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University. She joined the Valdosta team in 2019 with 20+ years of customer service experience and 11+ years of contract training that includes customization and instruction in business management.   Additionally, Alyssa has specialized knowledge of the childcare industry and is active with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and many other childcare organizations. She has a knowledge base in logistics and transportation from her time at Southeastern Freight Lines. She strives to give back to the community and continues to work with nonprofit organizations in leadership and support roles.  

Education

  • MBA, Aspen University
  • BFA (Speech Communication), Valdosta State University

Experience

  • Wiregrass Technical College (Economic Development Instructor/Business Management Program Coordinator); Georgia Work Ready Gold Certified and Georgia QuickStart Instructor Certified in Customer Service
  • Southeastern Freight Lines (Account Manager)
  • Valdosta Lowndes Chamber of Commerce (B2B Networking Event Intern)

Recognition

  • Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year (2015)
  • President of Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society

Leadership

  • Advisor Collegiate Fellowship at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  • Active Member Excellence in Academic Advising Committee at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  • Event Coordinator at Abundant Life Church of God
  • Valdosta Ladies Ministry Board Member
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