Assistant Director for Business Consulting
Maureen Hauck has been with the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center since 2000. She brings over 20 years of business experience including retail management, marketing, advertising, sales, and personnel management to the position of Assistant Director for Business Consulting. Maureen frequently speaks to groups of young entrepreneurs at Bucknell University and area high schools and is the lead presenter for the center's "First Step" pre-business workshop. Maureen graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. degree in Secondary Education. Maureen was recognized as the Pennsylvania "State Star" in 2015 by the America's Small Business Development Centers for her sustained commitment to small businesses and her leadership in the SBDC program.
Dennis Hummer has spent more than 20 years in the construction and hospitality industries and brings executive management, product branding, and corporate ownership experience to the Bucknell SBDC. He provides free, confidential counseling to entrepreneurs looking to navigate the complexities of business ownership. Whether it's a new start-up or existing business, he guides clients in designing sound business plans, creating effective marketing strategies, and identifying potential funding sources. Focusing on a clear path to profitability, he utilizes the resources of the PASBDC network and Bucknell University in helping clients take business ideas from concept to creation. Dennis is the SBDC's "consultant-in-residence" at Bucknell University's Entrepreneur's Incubator (BUEI) in downtown Lewisburg, a program offering low cost office space, training, and networking opportunities to innovative startup firms. Dennis earned a BA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Reed Bolton Byrum
At the Bucknell University SBDC, Reed Bolton Byrum shares decades of rich business experiences with companies ranging from Fortune 100 and 500 corporations to Silicon Valley and Austin start-ups. Byrum provides coaching at no cost to small- to medium-sized companies to help them grow and thrive from concept to reality. He strives to build confidence and knowledge in business owners in Central Pennsylvania. Byrum has been a business, professional and non-profit leader from the West Coast to the Southeast and has professional expertise in reputation management, marketing, and governance in such industries as high-tech, financial services, manufacturing and higher education. Byrum received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University and has taught strategy at the University of Texas at Austin. The former national President and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America, Byrum is a Board Member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and is active with other nonprofits in the region.
Engineering Consultant Project Manager
Dilip Shah has over 15 years of experience in engineering product and process development. He has owned and operated a small business, and holds US and international patents for a new design of hydraulic hose couplings. Shah has also presented technical papers at industry conferences and taught science and engineering courses at a number of colleges and universities. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT and a Master's Degree in Materials Science from Syracuse University, Shah was hired by the US Army as a Metallurgist. Through this work in failure analysis on weapons systems components he gained valuable insight into how materials, design, manufacturing processes, and application must align perfectly in order for a product to meet a user's needs under critical conditions. In leading the SBDC's specialty Engineering Development Services, his expertise in technology commercialization and project management helps clients systematically develop product concepts into profitable businesses.
Judy Christ joined the SBDC in 2000 as budget administrator and educational program coordinator and brings 30 years of marketing, management, and business ownership experience to the center. She owned and managed her own small business for more than 25 years, and was awarded a government contract for a service business. She was honored with the PASBDC State Director's Impact Award and was recognized as one of "Top 100 People" by Pennsylvania Business Central. Judy has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in accounting and women's studies, and holds credits toward a Master's degree in Education (adult/nontraditional learning) from Bucknell University. She is a graduate of Leadership Susquehanna Valley and she earned a certificate in Individual and Corporate Income Tax Preparation from H&R Block. Judy holds a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University.
Serving as the "voice of the SBDC", Shelley Gadoury is the center's primary point of contact for information and service inquiries. She is involved in all aspects of daily administration of the center, and helps to develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients, partners, and stakeholders. She is instrumental in sharing and promoting the success stories of client companies and is the MIS liaison to the Pennsylvania SBDC network for economic impact assessment. Shelley holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Steven Stumbris brings expertise in product development, manufacturing management, innovation, and entrepreneurship to his role of Director of the Bucknell SBDC. His experience as a product development, engineering, and manufacturing professional spans products and industries such as marine electronics, wood specialties, plastics processing, and construction equipment. He was honored as a Pennsylvania "State Star" in 2008 by the Association of Small Business Development Centers as a member of the PASBDC network's Technology Commercialization team. He serves on the board of the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, chairing its business support and expansion committee; and founded Tech Meetup Lewisburg, a networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. He holds a Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
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