Center Profile

Founded: 1992
Specialties: International Marketing, Government Marketing
Counties: Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon

Staff Profile

Ernie Post

Ernie Post

Ernie Post
Director

Ernie is an experienced manager/owner of a computer integrated manufacturing training center and agribusiness. He has management experience with three Small Business Development Centers and start-up managerial experience with a psychiatric health services program for a division of Geisenger Medical Corporation. Ernie has more than 25 years of management experience and earned his MBA from Penn State University.

Martin Brill

Martin Brill

Martin Brill
Program Manager, International Trade and Agribusiness

Martin is a consultant with more than 20 years of previous experience in international trade banking and the export of food, equipment, chemicals, and disposables. He holds a Master’s degree in Middle East Area Studies from London University.

Linda Grove

Linda Grove

Linda Grove
Business Consultant, Government Marketing Specialist

Business Consultant & Government Marketing Specialist. PTAC representative. Free training for small businesses in finding and bidding on federal, state, & local contracting opportunities. Successful entrepreneur, experienced sales and marketing professional, with expertise in all financial & start-up aspects of small business operations. Former multi-unit franchise owner. Southeastern PA Procurement Technical Assistance Center consultant, serving clients in York and Lancaster counties.
 

Laurie Sterner

Laurie Sterner

Laurie Sterner
Government Procurement Specialist/Business Consultant

Laurie has extensive government contracting experience having work with AIRGAS USA, LLC  where she was  responsible for sales to local, state and federal government agencies located in the greater Northeast United States.

Kecia Sturdivant

Kecia Sturdivant

Kecia Sturdivant
Business Consultant

Top-performing sales representative with proven track record in developing and leading revenue generation through expertise in business development and client relationship building. Accomplished presenter, strong communicator, influential negotiator and team builder; able to consistently forge and cultivate profitable client relationships despite competitive markets. History of identifying new business opportunities, creating successful marketing and implementation strategies and driving consistent market share increases. With expertise in Customer Retention, Talent Management, Human Capital, Project Management, Teacher Training, Customer Engagement, Creative Direction, Sales Management, Technology, Team Leadership, Technical Recruiting, and Strategic Partnerships.

Mark Rentschler

Mark Rentschler

Mark Rentschler
Technology & Strategic Planning Specialist

Experienced professional with over 25 years of experience administering local, state, and federal incentive loan programs in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Extensive knowledge of Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs (7(a) and 504), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania loan programs, and USDA Business and Industry loan program. Expertise in loan structuring, credit analysis, loan underwriting, business plans, strategic planning, and technology commercialization. Has a Masters of Business Administration, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; National Development Council, Business Credit Analysis, Chicago, IL; and PA Bankers Association Central Atlantic School of Commercial Lending, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

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Kutztown University SBDC
15155 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
(877) 472-7232
 
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