Donna Simpson, MBA, CGBP
With more than 30 years of experience, The University of Scranton SBDC’s Consultant Manager, Donna Simpson has worked with every kind of small business imaginable. Her vast and varied experience is of great benefit to her small business clients.
Donna’s areas of expertise include accounting and bookkeeping, business planning and financial analysis, continuity planning and exporting. She has recently earned NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and completed a trade mission to Santiago, Chile. In addition, Donna plays a key role with The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center and serves as the Scranton SBDC’s women entrepreneurship expert, representing her lifelong commitment to women’s issues. She offers guidance and advice at StartUP, a 6-week program for women to determine if starting a business is the right option for them. Donna also mentors a team of student interns, including overseeing a monthly column written by interns in the Northeast PA Business Journal spotlighting a women entrepreneur.
Over her lengthy career Donna has been recognized numerous times including being honored as the Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion of the Year, Pennsylvania SBDC State Star, and SAGE Award Woman of Excellence, just to name a few.
Donna is an active community volunteer currently serving on the board of directors of Leadership Lackawanna. She also serves on several economic development loan review committees and committees on The University of Scranton campus. She continues to serve as a chaperone for student service trips around the country.
Donna covers outreach in Wayne & Pike Counties for the SBDC.
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