Louisiana Small Business Development Center Staff
William (Bill) Joubert, Director
Mr. Bill Joubert currently serves as Director of the Louisiana Small Business DevelopmentCenter at Southeastern.In this position he also DirectsSoutheastern's Department of Economic and Business Development, the Business Research Center, and the Small Business Development Center.His career includes 2 years as a business consultant for a CPA firm, some retail management, and a previous small business owner.He is well known for his involvement in economic development organizations such as the: Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation, Hammond Industrial Board, Dixie Business Incubator and Florida Parishes Economic Development Association.Mr. Joubert’s education includes an MBA degree from Southeastern and Bachelor of Science from LSU in Economics and International Trade and Finance.
Sandy Summers, Assistant Director
Sandy Summers currently serves as Assistant Director at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. Her areas of focus include the LSBDC’s training curriculum and special events. She has worked at the center since 2001 and held the positions of Graduate Assistant and Training Coordinator during her tenure at the LSBDC. She is involved with various civic, social and economic development organizations in the northshore region including various Chambers of Commerce. Some of Sandy’s previous positions include loan officer at Iberville Bank and credit analyst at Georgia Gulf Co. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Economics and a Master’s of Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is also a certified training professional through the Workplace Learning and Performance Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Wayne Ricks, BusinessConsultant
Wayne Ricks has been a Business Consultant at the LouisianaSmall Business Development Center Since January 2005. Within the LSBDC he works with start up business, existing business owners, and local economic development organizations, all for the purpose of facilitating growth in the Northshore region. His areas of focus are consulting clients on an individual basis, assisting clients in creating financial projections, and industry research. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master's of Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Steven Baham, BusinessConsultant
Steven Baham is a full-time consultant at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. Within the LSBDC he works with local economic development organizations, existing business, and start up business. His areas of focus are consulting clients on an individual basis, and assisting clients in creating financial projections. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master's of Business Administration, both from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Ginger Cangelosi, Business ContinuityConsultant
Ginger B. Cangelosi is a full-time consultant at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. She specializes in helping businesses prepare for and respond to business disruption. Within the LSBDC she works with small businesses to design disaster business plans and draft emergency response outlines. Additionally, her areas of focus are consulting clients on an individual basis, and assisting clients in creating risk management and insurance assessments, as well as complete business recovery plans. Ginger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Starlyn Nickens, Administrative Assistant
Starlyn is currently employed by Southeastern Louisiana University as the Administrative Assistant for the Southeast Louisiana Business Center. Some of Starlyn’s duties include incubator management, building operations, and quality assurance. She holds an Associate Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, and was previously employed by the Louisiana Dept. of Education, Region II. Starlyn is a native of Ponchatoula and is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
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