Kansas City, MO – July 8, 2016

Michelle joined the SBTDC in late February. A resident of Missouri from birth, she attended the University of Missouri – Columbia and received a BA in Communications. She has now lived in many places, but is very excited to be home and take on this new role. Michelle has worked in varied fields throughout her career. She was an employee benefits insurance underwriter, an elementary education teacher and aide, and she spent many years perfecting the art of “domestic engineering”.

She is the newest member of the SBTDC team and is responsible for coordinating training including the registration process. She also gives general support with projects and team needs.

Michelle is looking forward to her role with the Small Business & Technology Development Center and has enjoyed learning with her new team!

The UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center is Kansas City’s leading resource for starting and developing businesses. The staff provides one-on-one counseling sessions and entrepreneurial training to individuals and businesses of all types and stages and assists thousands of entrepreneurs in the Kansas City region each year. Experts in a variety of fields, the UMKC SBTDC staff specializes in technology development and commercialization, in addition to strategic planning, economic gardening, marketing and international trade. The UMKC SBTDC is part of the network of Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers and an affiliate of the UMKC Innovation Center. For more information about the program, visit their website at sbtdc.umkc.edu. You can also find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

For immediate release

Contact: Carmen DeHart

Director of Outreach Programs, UMKC Innovation Center

Regional Direction, MO SBTDC

816-235-6428 or dehartc@umkc.edu