Smeal Alum Kimberlee MacMullan Named Penn State SBDC Director

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Earlier this month, it was announced by the Smeall College of Business at Penn State University that Kimberlee MacMullan will be taking over as Director for the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Though MacM

Kimberlee MacMullan/Photo via Penn State.

ullan’s job at Penn State is a long way from her previous position on the other side of the country, where she served as CEO for the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, she is no stranger to the Philadelphia metro. In fact, MacMullan earned her bachelors degree in Marketing at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, and went on to pursue her MBA at the Villanova School of Business.

The SBDC is a resource wherein students and community members can take advantage of one-on-one confidential business consulting and seminars at any stage of their business’s development. The center is located in State College, in central PA. After the announcement, MacMullan spoke enthusiastically about her ambitions for the SBDC.

“We have the talent and expertise to provide cutting-edge guidance to business owners, regardless of the industry,” MacMullan said. “My goal for the Penn State SBDC is to ensure we deliver that expertise in a consistent manner and continue to expand education and engagement with the community. I love vesting in someone’s effort when they are motivated, determined, and focused, and part of our job is to enable those traits in the potential entrepreneurs seeking out resources.”

MacMullan brings over 20 years of experience in executive roles and business planning to her position at the SBDC. Her experience includes working at DIRECTV and various film studios in Los Angeles, as well as consulting for Villanova’s SBDC.

“SBDCs are strong supporters of business growth and development and we are proud to have an experienced professional such as Ms. MacMullan join our program,” said Christian Conroy, Pennsylvania SBDC State Director.


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