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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 brings over 14 years of entrepreneurial expertise to the SBDC as the owner of two metro-Atlanta salons and a multimedia training/ consulting firm. She began her career as a consultant and trainer by developing specialized business education programs for salons, manufacturers, and distributors in the professional beauty industry. Additionally, she has authored three books on business modeling, practice management, and financial analyses for salon and spa owners. Judiffier learned the art of multimedia marketing and storytelling while working behind-the-scenes of print, television, video and stage productions in many capacities, including producer, creative director, and key hair/makeup artist. As an SBDC consultant, Judiffier adapts and transfers these skills to help business owners craft their own corporate stories, build authentic brands and execute winning marketing strategies for their target audiences. Judiffier has a BA in Sociology from The University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University.
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 account statement processing department.