W. Patrick Fulbright

W. Patrick Fulbright

Area Director

Area Director, Gainesville Office

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


Phone: (770) 531-5681

Email: pfulbright@georgiasbdc.org