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Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

Oregon SBDC Network Office



Phone:   541-463-5250
Email:    Support@bizcenter.org
Address: 1445 Willamette Street, Suite 5
              Eugene OR, 97401

 

Staff Profiles


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Mark Gregory, State Director

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• Chief Executive Officer (CEO) providing strategic leadership for OSBDCN policies and stakeholder relations.

• Secures funding commitments for OSBDCN operations from local, state, federal and private resources.

• Ensures compliance(s) with pertinent state and federal regulations

• Represents OSBDCN’s interests within the national America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) organization.

 


For seven years Mark has provided administration, strategic planning and program oversight to 19 Small Business Development Centers in Oregon. His leadership role has included coordination of fiscal grants and contracts between 17 community colleges and three regional universities in Oregon. His role includes support of training, communication and management assistance to the Network.

Mark holds an MBA from the University of Alaska and represents the OSBDC Network statewide and nationally with outreach to the Oregon Legislature and U.S. Congress, host colleges, small business, the banking community, economic development agencies in addition to our small business partners statewide.

Prior experience includes eight years as CEO/Owner of a popular restaurant chain in Alaska. Mark was also a Regional SBDC Director for over ten years in Alaska, after a successful career in banking.

John Downing, Deputy State Director

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• State Deputy Director of the Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network working to build Oregon's best businesses.

• Secures funding commitments for OSBDCN operations from local, state, federal and private resources.

• Ensures compliance(s) with pertinent state and federal regulations

• Represents OSBDCN’s interests within the national America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) organization.

 

 


John Downing is the State Deputy Director of the Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network working to build Oregon's best businesses. Before joining the Oregon SBDC Network, John worked with the Oregon Department of Transportation as the small business programs manager working to build businesses specific to supporting Oregon's transportation system. John's experience includes starting and operating a specialized construction company, publishing children's books, and actively supporting his wife's ongoing entrepreneurial spirit as well. John enjoys writing poetry, speaking to K-12 classes, and teaching ballroom dance lessons.

John is the current chair of the Luke Center Board for Catalytic Leadership. John holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Corban University in Salem, Oregon.

Lisa Wald, Grants and Contracts Director

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• Contract development and oversight

• Fiscal budgeting and accounting

• Grant reporting and stakeholder relations

• Project coordination

• OSBDCN process and procedure development and oversight


Lisa has over 35 years’ experience in business, fiscal management, project management, supervision, public relations and marketing, she joined the OSBDCN in 2002. Her roles and responsibilities as Project Coordinator include Federal and State Contract oversight. She provides fiscal oversight and monitors OSBDCN’s19 SBDCs located throughout Oregon. Lisa has been instrumental with meeting and exceeding the financial guidelines and standards as Oregon went through the last three SBA Financial Exams.

She has been successful in monitoring millions of dollars in grants, contracts and department budgets. She has a strong background coordinating and guiding a high performing work team to meet project deadlines in any environment. Prior to joining the OSBDCN she worked for several large corporations in management capacities. She serves on the President’s team of Aspiring Leaders at Lane Community College. Weyerhaeuser recognized her for two consecutive years as "Community Woman Leader in Business”.

As a native Oregonian, she understands the importance of economics, education and community.

Nave’ Siegwald, Project Specialist

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• Supports MIS (Center IC) development and training for new staff. Supports training regarding SBA performance reporting requirements. Supports MIS updates & uploads of data to stakeholders.

• Collects annual survey data from OSBDCN clients and staff.

• Responsible for vendor setup, ordering & supports banner accounting.

• Responsible for vendor setup, ordering & supports banner accounting.

• Provides statewide support for OSBDCN projects and events.


Nave’ has over 12 years experience in administrative offices, she joined the OSBDCN in early 2012. Her role in the OSBDCN is to provide Support to the OSBDCN Staff as well as the 19 SBDCs in the state of Oregon. Her role in the Network office as a Project Specialist includes supporting the OSBDCN MIS (Center IC) development and training for new staff. She offers support and training regarding SBA performance reporting requirements, processes the MIS updates and uploads of data to stakeholders, as well as collects annual survey data from OSBDCN clients and staff.

Nave’ also handles the vendor setups, purchasing and supports banner accounting. Finally she provides statewide support for OSBDCN projects and events.

She spent 10 years with Farmers Insurance and enjoys spending every chance she gets outdoors or in her garden with her two children.

Nate Boyd, Information Tecnology Specialist

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• Maintains OSBDCN statewide technology Help Desk and the BizCenter website

• Supports MIS (Center IC) technology upgrades, system management and related training..

• Supports online training thru systems analysis, media support & editing and as a resource librarian.

• Provides general office support for OSBDCN projects.

 

 

 

 


Nate Boyd is the newest addition to the OSBDCN. Nate worked 4 years at the University of Oregon as a classroom technology support specialist. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a B.A in English and a minor in Video Production, Nate taught English overseas in Southeast Asia.

Two years later, Nate returned to the United States with a broader world view and only several cases of food poisoning. His work at the OSBDCN so far has ranged from narrative report editing to website development, and everywhere in between. He is currently working on improving processes with Center IC, creating and editing content for the Technology Improvement Program, and providing technical support to the OSBDCN and its 19 centers.

Outside of work, he enjoys brewing beer, being terrible at sports, writing, and working with a small independent video game development team. He is currently pursuing his second bachelors in Computer Science