Ariana Billingsley

Deputy State Director

Ariana Billingsley brings a wealth of experience and leadership to her role as Deputy State Director. With a dynamic background spanning multiple industries, Ariana has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, consistently driving results and fostering innovation. Her expertise and passion lies in operations management, compliance, driving continuous organizational improvement, government contracting, and financial management.

Ariana holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and master’s in business administration, where she honed her skills in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and team management. Her dedication to both SBTDC and North Carolina small businesses drives her work, inspiring those around her to strive for excellence.

In her current position as Deputy State Director, Ariana plays a pivotal role in working with the regional centers and specialty programs across the NC SBTDC in supporting director onboarding and the consistency of program delivery across the state.

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