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The CED Team

Meet the CED Team

CED employs a highly skilled and dedicated team with extensive experience and credentials to provide services and assistance that meet client and learner needs.
UMD CED Director | NE & NW MN SBDC Regional Director
(218) 726-6793
Elaine Hansen
SBDC Business Consultant, Grand Rapids
Expertise: Non-Profit Administration and Succession Planning
(218) 326-9411
Shannon Benolken
SBDC Business Consultant, Cook County
Expertise: Sales and Marketing
(651) 336-2964
Pat Campanaro  Business Consultant
Finance Professional 1
(218) 726-7751
Karen Haedtke
Event & Program Coordinator
(218) 726-7004
Zoey Hassett
SBDC Business Consultant, Duluth
Expertise: Business Lending and Finance
(218) 726-7868
mary lundeen
SBDC Business Consultant, Virginia
Expertise: Manufacturing and Lean Start-Up
Betsy Olivanti
SBDC Business Consultant, Duluth
Expertise: Finance, Marketing, & Startup Processes
(218) 726-8146
Jennifer Riden Headshot
SBDC Business Consultant, International Falls
Expertise: Lean Management and Certified Six Siga Black Belt
(218) 283-8585
joann smith
SBDC Business Consultant
Expertise: Cash Flow and Intellectual Property Manufacturing
Jim Tolan
SBDC Business Consultant, Duluth
Expertise: Search Engine Optimization
(218) 726-8063
Curt Walczak
SBDC Business Consultant, Grand Rapids
Expertise: Finance and Personnel
(218) 326-9411
tony ward
SBDC Business Consultant, Duluth
Expertise: Finance and Banking
(218) 726-6986
Blaze Zenner

sba_and_sbdc_logos.pngFunded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and regional support partners. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the program sponsors. Programs are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact UMD CED at 218-726-7298.