Staff & Expertise

All services are provided by our staff of highly qualified staff. The Penn State SBDC also taps into the expertise of industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, and business professionals to deliver its educational programs.

Elizabeth Hay

Business Consultant

Elizabeth Hay is a business consultant for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. Her consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free, confidential one-on-one consulting to current and prospective business owners. Elizabeth has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consulting with small business owners. Her expertise includes employee management, insurance compliance,… Read More »

Tim Keohane

Director

Tim Keohane is the Director of the Penn State Small Business Development Center. Tim is dedicated to promoting growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement while helping businesses start, grow and prosper in Centre, Mifflin, Clinton and Lycoming Counties. In addition to responsibility for overall Center operations, Tim also assists business clients with the preparation of… Read More »

Elizabeth Fegert

Marketing and Event Coordinator

Elizabeth Fegert is the Marketing and Event Coordinator for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. In this role, she manages the marketing related to the SBDC and its programs and coordinates all educational workshops and training. After spending nearly a decade as a High School English teacher and Department Chair, Elizabeth transitioned to the university. Her experience… Read More »

John Peterson

Business Consultant

John Peterson is a business consultant for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. John’s consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free, confidential one-on-one consulting to current or prospective small business owners within Centre and Mifflin counties. John has more than 15 years of business management experience in various industries, including private ownership, private… Read More »

Will Hooten

Business Consultant

Will Hooten is a business consultant for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. His consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free, confidential one-on-one consulting to current and prospective business owners in the Centre and Mifflin counties. Before working at the Penn State SBDC, Will worked at Bloomberg L.P. While he was there, he… Read More »

Tom Keiffer

Business Consultant

Tom joined the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2015. Tom focuses on assisting clients with the development of structured narrative business plans, detailed financial projections, as well as preparation of loan proposals. Tom provides one-on-one consulting to clients in both Lycoming and Clinton Counties, as well as instructs classes regarding starting a business and… Read More »

Theresa Krise

Administrative Assistant

Theresa Krise is the administrative support assistant for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. She’s the first person to greet clients in the lobby of 200 Innovation Boulevard. Prior to her employment with the SBDC, she worked for more than 20 years with The Pennsylvania State University’s Academic Outreach/World Campus as an administrative support… Read More »