• David Stob


    David J. Stob brings to the SBDC a diverse background of over 24 years in various marketing and business development roles with executive management experience. He has built a career creating new incremental business and product lines that have generated million’s in sales internationally and has managed product lines with gross sales of over $80 […]

  • Dawn Black

    Dawn Black - UGA Small Business Development Center

    Dawn Black is a Business Consultant with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Augusta. Her business career spans nearly 20 years in the banking industry as a loan officer and credit analyst. Her lending experience has primarily been in rural and agricultural lending with Farm Credit and small community banks. She grew […]

  • Mark Collier


    Mark Collier joins the SBDC after an accomplished career in the private sector and a temporary assignment with the U.S. Small Business Administration office of disaster assistance. 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 […]

  • Anne Chaplin

    Program Coordinator
    Close headshot of Anne Chaplin, Program Coordinator at the UGA SBDC in Albany. She has long blonde hair that gets lighter towards the bottom.

    Anne Chaplin serves as a Program Coordinator for the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Albany Georgia. She attended Darton State College and received her AA in Dance and then received her BS in Public Policy from Georgia State University. Previously, she was the Social Media & Volunteer-Intern Coordinator for the nonprofit Girl […]

  • Anna Brumby

    Business Consultant

    Anna has over 15 years’ experience as an influential business leader with a history of designing and executing successful marketing, branding and business development strategies domestically and internationally. As a consultant for the UGA SBDC at GSU, she applies her extensive knowledge from her work with Fortune 500 companies and owning and running a small […]

  • Mark Mayfield

    Assistant to the Director
    Mark Mayfield - UGA Small Business Development Center

    Mark returned to the University of Georgia in 2013 to pursue a PhD in Higher Education and work at the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center. In 2017, he joined the state office full-time, serving as assistant to the director and managing several state-level projects. He supports the SBDC as liaison to student programs, […]

  • Ashley Watson

    Program Coordinator
    Ashley Watson, Program Coordinator II, UGA SBDC

    Coming soon! Education B.S. Mass Communications (Minor in Creative Writing) – University of West Georgia Experience Graphic Designer – The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope (anti-poverty initiative). In this role, Ashley was able to improve communication outcomes by creating content for print, web and social media. Ashley is a skilled communications professional and is experienced […]

  • Meredith Reeves

    Application Programmer Associate

    From the time that internet access started to become a staple in every home, Meredith has wanted to know how just how it worked. When she stumbled across a website builder called Tripod that allowed her to look at the code after building her page, she was hooked. What started as an after-school hobby eventually […]

  • Daniel McCoy


    Daniel comes to the SBDC as a Business Consultant after a successful banking career.  Daniel has served as a loan originator in Consumer, Mortgage, Commercial Lending, and Business Development Officer for Government Guaranteed Loans as well as a Branch Manager.  Prior to his banking career, Daniel was in retail operations, moving up to Regional Sales […]

  • Valerie McElveen

    Area Director
    Valerie Cote Small Business Development Center

    Prior to joining the Small Business Development Center, 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 SBDC knowledge financial aspects important to small businesses including cost accounting, financial analysis, cash flow management, and financial […]