The SBTDC has over 80 full-time staff, including several senior managers, directors and professional staff. Learn about the SBTDC leaders below.

Byron Hicks Lisa Larry Loucks
Byron Hicks
Assistant Vice Chancellor / State Director
Lisa Ruckdeschel
Associate State Director
Larry Loucks
Assistant State Director

Advisory Board

The SBTDC Advisory Board system is comprised of a Statewide Advisory Board and ten Regional Advisory Boards. The Statewide Advisory Board membership includes the 10 Regional Advisory Board Chairs and 15-20 at-large representatives with extensive economic development and/or business experience. Board members help the SBTDC keep in touch with small to mid-sized business needs, improve services and programs, educate state and regional stakeholders and advocate on behalf of the business community. See our list of advisory board members >>