Welcome to SIU’s New Economic Development Leaders that Foster Entrepreneurship, Business Growth

For decades, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development has provided help to area businesses in countless ways. Several new leaders have joined the team, bringing decades of experience and expertise.

“We are very pleased to welcome these new staff members to our team. Each of them brings up-to-date, real-world experience as business owners to serve our clients, tenants, and stakeholders,” said Lynn Andersen Lindberg, executive director of the Office of Economic and Regional Development and the SIU Research Park. “Their knowledge of business operations runs the gamut from catering, event venue management and hospitality management to family farming, international business, and everything in between. Whether you’re representing an emerging business, a micro-business, or an expanding venture, their business planning, financial analysis, and marketing expertise will be invaluable resources for your business.”

New team members include small business adviser Yemisi Anderson, small business specialist/marketing and marketing research Amy Dion, center director for SIU APEX Brenda Henderson, small business advisor Michael Jessup, SBDC director Melissa Ray Roach, director of Incubator Programs Charlie Serrano, and Research Park associate director and director of business innovation and research Vanessa Sneed.

Learn more on the SIU website.

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