State Stars

America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) State Stars are SBDC Employees who demonstrates excellence for the following:

  • Be an exemplary performer on behalf of the SBDC program
  • Make significant contribution to their State or Regional SBDC Program
  • Shows strong commitment & dependable to small business

State Star Performers are chosen based on nominations submitted by the over 63 Membered Network/Lead Centers located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Pacific Islands. Award Recipients are recognized during the Annual ASBDC Conferences.

 

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2002 State Star Yap SBDC Director Counselor James Limar

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2003 State Star Kosrae SBDC Business Counselor Stanley Raffilman

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2004 State Star Pacific Islands SBDC Network Operations Manager Betsy Iriarte

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2005 State Star Guam SBDC Senior
Business Counselor James Denney
Baltimore, Maryland

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2006 State Star Guam SBDC WIB
Business Counselor Denise Hertslet
Houston, Texas

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2007 State Star Chuuk SBDC Director
Counselor Ketsen Haregaichig
Denver, Colorado

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2008 State Star Palau SBDC Director
Counselor Lisa Abraham
Chicago, Illinois

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2009 State Star Guam SBDC
Business Counselor Rodney Webb
Orlando, Florida

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2010 State Star RMI SBDC Director
Counselor Anel Philimon
San Antonio, Texas

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2011 State Star Pacific Islands SBDC Associate
Network Director Georgette Reyes-Wiltz
San Diego, California

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2012 State Star Guam SBDC Senior Business
Counselor WIB Program Coordinator Denise Hertslet
New Orleans, Louisiana

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2013 State Star Guam SBDC
Business Counselor Fred Granillo
Orlando, Florida


2014 State Star Palau SBDC Director/Business
AdvisorLisa Abraham-Rengechel
Grapevine (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas


2015 State Star Pacific Islands SBDC
Network Program Associate Nicole Tesiro
San Francisco, California

2016 State Star Guam SBDC Sr. Business
Advisor/WIB Program Coordinator Denise Mendiola
Orlando, Florida