Jill Hathaway joins the UMKC Small Business and Technology Development Center team officially on October 24, 2016. Jill has worked for over 20 years in the footwear, clothing and accessory industry as a manufacturer’s sales representative, product design consultant, retail sales trainer, new brand developer, territory manager, international buyer, successful retail store owner, and retail marketing guru.  She served as a Board Member for the National Shoe Retailers Association for several years developing programs to implement growth and success for retail businesses across the country.  Giving back to her community, she has served on executive committees for fundraising with several area non-profit organizations and has focused on business development and consulting for the past few years.