Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Year Started at JMU: 2000

krechjh@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • BA, English, Bridgewater College - 1980
  • MA, Writing, Rhetoric and Techncal Communication, James Madison University - 2011
Professional Interests
  • Writing, Editing
  • Community Engagement
Professional Background
  • Business Instructor, Dominion College, 1998-2000
  • Technical Writer, Self-Employed, 1996-2000
  • Director, Financial Operations, Home Choice Inc - 1981-1988
  • Co-owner/Business Manager - AutoTech Services, 1982-1990
Positions Held
  • Director, Small Business Development Center, 2011-present
  • Assistant Director, Small Business Development Center, 2008-2011
  • Business Advisor/Training Coordinator, Small Business Development Center, 2000-2008
Awards and Recognitions
  • Virginia SBDC State Star - 2006
Service
  • Economic Development Committee of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance
  • Harrisonburg Loan Fund Committee
  • Planning Team for the Non-Profit Institute
  • Chairs the Staff Learning & Growth Team for the Virginia Network
Grants
  • Small Business Administration, annually, 2000-present
Certifications
  • Certified Business Analyst, Virginia SBDC Network
  • Certified Growth Wheel Business Advisor
  • Certified NxLevel Instructor

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