Area Director, DeKalb Office
Mark Collier joins the UGA SBDC in DeKalb after an accomplished career in the private sector and a temporary assignment with the U.S. Small Business Administration office of disaster assistance. As a capital projects program manager, Mark has successfully managed a series of residential, mixed use, and commercial real estate development projects over a 20-year career. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the SBDC in the critical business functional areas of strategic planning, project management, business process improvement, and operational efficiency improvement initiatives.
Mark was named a 2019 Flewellen Award Winner for consulting excellence at the UGA SBDC, one of the highest honors at the SBDC. He was appointed to Georgia Governor Kemp’s Georgian’s First taskforce on minority and woman owned business engagement where he contributed his wealth of knowledge on the goals, challenges and pain points of small business growth and development.
He is a frequent contributor to and guest host for The Atlanta Small Business Show which airs on CBS TV channel 46 in the Atlanta metro market. Mark has also authored several white papers which have been featured in national publications.
- Bachelor of Arts, Roosevelt University
- MBA, Tulane University
- JDG Development Group (Project Director)
- CB Richard Ellis (Senior Project Director)
- SBA – Disaster Assistance Center Small Business Analyst
- Tulane Association of Business Alumni Community Service Award
- Service Award Leader Recipient- Peachtree Middle School
Phone: (770) 414-3110