Areas of expertise: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Executive Training & Development
Wendy has spent the last 21 years in economic development assisting small and medium size businesses through her work as the regional director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Western Carolina University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University teaching entrepreneurship and business management courses. She enjoys working with businesses and local governments developing strategic plans that are growth and action oriented.
Wendy is a certified facilitator and works closely with the Corporation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an affiliated entity of WCU that leverages the resources of the university to promote economic development through business growth. Wendy enjoys facilitating events around strategic planning, change management, team building and succession planning.
In addition, she serves as a board member for various economic development agencies and non-profits in the region and has invested or been personally involved with several business ventures, including her own family business for over fifteen years.
“Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.” ― Sidney Sheldon, Master of the Game.”
Education:BS Business Accounting, Western Carolina University
Masters of Business Administration, Western Carolina University
REAL Entrepreneurship certified trainer, Certified Mediator