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Alisa Kirk, SBDC Area Director
B.A., Business Management, Tift College (Mercer University)
M.B.A., Supply Chain Management, Clayton State University
Alisa Kirk is the Area Director of the Clayton State University SBDC. She uses her knowledge of accounting, technology, and management to help local small business owners and managers develop strategies for growth. She has an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Clayton State University and a varied work experience which includes small businesses, large corporations, and the state and federal governments.
Judiffier Pearson, SBDC Business Consultant
B.A., Sociology, University of Georgia
M.B.A., Leadership & Organization Management, Georgia State University
Judiffier Pearson combines her
creative, entrepreneurial, and academic expertise into her role as a Film &
Entertainment Business Consultant for the UGA SBDC at Clayton State University.
There, she is the key strategist for entertainment-related companies that serve
film, television, music, and digital media markets. Her entertainment clients
primarily come from four “E-biz Pathways”: 1. Content Creators, 2. Vendors/
Production Support Suppliers, 3. Set Professionals who’ve turned their crafts
into companies; and 4. Professional Service Providers, such as attorneys,
accountants, publicists, etc.
When working with SBDC clients
outside of the entertainment industry, Judiffier uses creative methodologies to
help executives increase their leadership effectiveness; map strategic plans;
build company culture; and drive transformation in their organizations.
In addition to her work as a
business consultant, Judiffier has been an entrepreneur for 20 years with
companies in beauty/grooming, wellness, publishing, management consulting, and
leadership development. She is also an adjunct professor for Clayton State
University’s College of Business where she teaches Entrepreneurship and is
developing new courses for the business degree programs in Entertainment
Management and Marketing.
Judiffier earned her MBA from
Georgia State University with concentrations in Leadership and Organization
Management; a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Georgia; and
diplomas in Cosmetology and Barbering from Atlanta Technical College. She is a
Founding Member of the John Maxwell Team and a 2014 graduate of Leadership
Cheryl Greenerl, SBDC Program Coordinator
B.A., Urban Studies, Mount Holyoke College
Cheryl Greenerl has served as the Program Coordinator with UGA SBDC at Clayton State University since March 2015 and is the first point of contact with the public. She assists with client program development, marketing and delivery. Cheryl grew up working in her family’s hair salon and barbershops as well as operated her own dressmaking business. Prior to joining the SBDC, Cheryl worked as a Corporate Contract Specialist for a major telecommunications company where she was responsible for coordinating the execution and implementation of customer telecom services. She also served as a Bank Operations officer and managed the
corporate accounts and check fraud
Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Mount Holyoke College and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Clayton.