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Joe Humphreys

Joe Humphreys
Director, Certified Business Advisor IV
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Joe has been with the SBDC since 2006 and was selected as the Director on December 1st, 2011.  He brings over 30 years small business ownership experience to the job and the position.  His business background was a combination of service industry and a retail business. 

Joe grew up in nearby Wharton County, graduating from El Campo High School.  He followed this up with a business degree from Sam Houston State University.


 

Lisa Barr

Lisa Barr, MS-EDE
Associate Director, Certified Business Advisor IV
ASBDC State Star 2011, 2014
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In 2007 Lisa joined the SBDC bringing with her, over ten years of retail experience and knowledge, primarily in the management and operations sectors.

Lisa is an active member of the Victoria Professional Express Network which is a chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.  She served on the board of VPEN as VP of Finance for the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year. 

Lisa has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in management and a Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship degree from the University of Houston-Victoria.

In 2011, Lisa was named the State Star performer for the SBDC South-West Texas Border Region for her work in assisting clients for fiscal year 2009-2010.


 

Kacey Lindemann Butler

Kacey Lindemann Butler, BS
Certified Business Advisor IV
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Kacey is a Senior Business Advisor and has an agri-business and banking background.  She primarily consults clients at the SBDC's satellite office in Gonzales, in the Randall Rather Building and is also the UHV-SBDC's Rural Business Counselor.

Kacey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business and Management with a concentration in finance from Texas State University.


 

Lindsay Young

Lindsay Young, BS
Certified Business Advisor IV
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Lindsay joined the SBDC in September 2011.  She has a strong background in banking and brokerage mortgage.  Her banking experience and training includes retail sales, risk management, anti-money laundering and fraud.

As a graduate of Texas A&M University, Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development.  She has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management, from the University of Houston-Victoria. 


 

Brian Cunningham

Brian Cunningham, BBA
Certified Business Advisor III
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Brian has been with the SBDC since July 2012 and has a strong background in banking. His banking experience began in 1999 just before graduating from college. He has worked for several large financial institutions such as Wells Fargo and Frost Bank. Brian served as a Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Citizen’s State Bank in Edna, for five years prior to joining the SBDC team.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Texas State University.


 

Mark Martinez, MS-EDE
Certified Business Advisor II

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Mark A. Martinez is a Business Advisor, with the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center. Mark’s experience in business began in office management for Mr. Rooter Plumbing Company in 2002 before he graduated from college. He has worked for nursing home management companies such as The Arboretum Group and K&L Consulting, and also worked for South Texas Electric Cooperative in Nursery, for the past seven years. He worked as an accountant for the Retail Services Department.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master’s of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, from the University of Houston-Victoria.


 

Jean Smith

Jean Smith, BSN
SBDC Training Coordinator, SWTB Certified Training Professional
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Jean Smith is the Training Coordinator for UHV Small Business Development Center. Her experience includes in telecommunications management, emergency management and with community volunteer groups. Jean has worked for UHV SBDC since November 2010, and has been the training coordinator since June 2011.

She holds a Bachelor's of Science, Nursing degree from the University of Maryland.


Mary Densman

Mary Densman
SBDC Assistant, SWTB Certified Administrative Professional
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Whitney Schroeder
Senior Secretary, SWTB Certified Administrative Professional
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Small Business Development Center

3402 N. Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77904
361-485-4485
1-877-895-SBCD

An SBDC Partnership Program with the U.S. Small Business Administration

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