SBDC Staff

SBDC StaffAll 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. To connect with one of our team members, sign up for our free, confidential consulting service and you will be connected within 1-2 business days. If you need emergency small business assistance, simply email sbdc@psu.edu or call 814-863-4293

     

    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 »

    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 »

    Karl Binns

    Agriculture Center of Excellence Coordinator

    Karl Binns is the Agriculture Center of Excellence Coordinator for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. In his role, Karl facilitates capacity building and strategic partnerships to support Pennsylvania’s agribusinesses and operations involved in the food supply chain. Karl comes to the Penn State SBDC with almost 10 years of advanced workforce development and… Read More »

    Annie Hughes

    Management Consultant

    Annie Hughes is Director of Harrisburg LaunchBox powered by Penn State and Management Consultant for Penn State SBDC. In her role, Annie supports entrepreneurship and innovation in Pennsylvania through business coaching and lean startup and design thinking instruction. Annie brings 10 years’ experience in innovation practice and product development within small and corporate business environments.… Read More »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »