Maryland Small Business Development Center

Southern Staff

Serving Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's Counties in Maryland

Administration

Ellen Flowers-Fields

Ellen Flowers-Fields

Regional Director

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301-934-7580

Ellen holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in marketing and business management from Pace University in New York. She also has extensive background in work-force development and human capital management. In addition, Ellen has over 20 years of experience in program management, grant writing, financial management and technical assistance. Ellen holds a Global Career Development Facilitator Certification from the Center for Credentialing & Education. She is a current commercial retail business owner.

Lisa Creason

Lisa Creason

Training and Marketing

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301-934-7583

Lisa Creason, Regional Program Assistant, has had an extensive career in Marketing, Administration, and B2B Sales.  In the past she was a co-owner of a small business in Upstate New York and subsequently an operations manager for 2 small businesses in Maryland.  Holds an Associates Degree in marketing and business management from Broome Community College in Upstate New York, and is matriculated in the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Maryland University College.
  

Specialties: Communication; Business Development; B2B Sales and Service; Marketing; Risk Assessment; Facilities Management; Logistics Analysis; Budgeting; Procurement; Merchandising; Inventory; Personnel Management; Report Writing; Database Building and Maintenance; Charts and Graphs; Customer Service

  

 

Business Consultants

Bill Hitte

Bill Hitte

Business Consultant

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301-934-7582

Bill has an extensive background in small business lending in Southern Maryland, having held key management positions in both large and small commercial banks for 20 years. He is knowledgeable about financing options, loan structures, SBA loan programs including 7(a) and 504, financial projections, business evaluations, marketing and management assistance. His “hands-on” management in a true small business - a community bank – provided major insights. Bill joined the SBDC in May 2000. He has utilized his experience and expertise to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses in the region.

Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Salisbury University in Maryland. Bill is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Business Consultant

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410-535-1600 ext. 2726

David holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Management) from Loyola University (Baltimore) and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Catholic University (Washington, DC). He has extensive experience in management in a variety of for profit and non-profit positions in Southern Maryland.This also included a partner/owner of a small consulting firm.

His community involvement includes Past President, Charles County Chamber of Commerce, former member of La Plata’s Design Review Board and member of La Plata’s Vision Team. He remains active with the Chamber as member of their Economic Development and Transportation Committee.

David is a veteran, with over 30 years of service in the US Army and Maryland/Virginia Army National Guard, culminating with completion of the US Army ‘s Sergeant’s Major Academy and then a year-long deployment for a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia in 2000.

Wynne Briscoe

Wynne Briscoe

Business Consultant

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301-475-4200 Ext. (*)1687

Wynne is a Certified Technology Consultant, to assist in the process of taking technology concepts from the technical and intellectual commercialization process to mass market.  A native of St. Mary’s County, an entrepreneur since the age of 7 and a forward thinking business pioneer. She is a graduate of University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Minor in Business and Concentration in Business Law. Wynne has 30 years of entrepreneurship and business ownership experience to include retail, professional services, technology and manufacturing. Through 15 years of successfully consulting with entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profit organizations, she is known for her creativity and innovation in the development of new businesses by offering in-depth experience and assisting them from concept to profitability. As a Licensed Maryland Real Estate agent for 10 years, she has assisted businesses with commercial leases, purchases and site locations. Wynne is the Vice Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Economic Development Commission and is highly engaged in the Southern Maryland community.

The State Highway Administration
Business Development Accelerator Program
Management Team

Lesley Quattlebaum

Lesley Quattlebaum

Project Manager

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301-539-4687

Primary point person for CSM’s Business Development Accelerator Program grant from the Maryland State Highway Administration to foster the economic growth and competitiveness of small, minority, and disadvantaged business enterprises in the state of Maryland.

Specialization: Program Management and Business Development;  State Highway Administration's Business Development Accelerator Program 

Ann Frank

Ann Frank

Outreach Coordinator

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301-539-4688

Overall responsibility to encourage participation of disadvantaged businesses in the procurement process with specific interest in construction and construction related activities. Tasked with implementing solutions driven strategies to assist in the development of firms that can compete on an equal playing field in the marketplace.

Specialization: Business Development and Marketing; State Highway Administration's Business Development Accelerator Program

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