Anna Jackson Appointed as Regional Center Director for Boone/Hickory Region

Jul 11, 2024

Hickory, NC – July 11, 2024 – The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Jackson as the Regional Center Director for the Boone/Hickory Region, effective July 1, 2024.

Anna Jackson joined the SBTDC in March 2019 as a general business counselor and was promoted to Interim Regional Center Director in November 2023. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role, making her an invaluable asset to the region. Anna is highly skilled in assessing critical needs, advising on management and financial disciplines, facilitating strategic planning sessions, accessing capital, building sales and marketing playbooks, and guiding companies through succession and exit planning.

Anna’s diverse background includes:

Anna holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Organization Development. She is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and has received training as a facilitator, project manager, and leadership coach.

In her leisure time, Anna enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in international study tours, walking her golden retriever, and relaxing in Maine.

The SBTDC congratulates Anna Jackson on her new role and looks forward to her continued contributions to the Boone/Hickory Region.

About SBTDC: The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is a business advisory service of the UNC System. With 16 offices across the state, business counselors help entrepreneurs make better business decisions, create and retain jobs, and improve the economy of North Carolina. The SBTDC offers specialized assistance in exporting, technology commercialization, and government contracting.

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