The CED Team


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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
Elaine Hansen
SBDC Business Consultant, Grand Rapids
Expertise: Non-Profit Administration and Succession Planning
Shannon Benolken
SBDC Business Consultant, Cook County
Expertise: Sales and Marketing
Pat Campanaro  Business Consultant
Customized Training Sales Consultant
amy galbraith
Executive Accounts Specialist
Karen Haedtke
Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
lauren landry
Business Development Professional
Sandi Larson
SBDC Business Consultant, Duluth
Expertise: Business Lending and Finance
mary lundeen
SBDC Business Consultant, Virginia
Expertise: Manufacturing and Lean Start-Up
Betsy Olivanti
SBDC Business Consultant, International Falls
Expertise: Lean Management and Certified Six Siga Black Belt
joann smith
Learning and Talent Development Consultant
Shannon Studden
SBDC Business Consultant
Expertise: Cash Flow and Intellectual Property Manufacturing
Jim Tolan
SBDC Business Consultant, Duluth
Expertise: Search Engine Optimization
Curt Walczak
SBDC Business Consultant, Grand Rapids
Expertise: Finance and Personnel
tony ward
SBDC Business Consultant, Duluth
Expertise: Finance and Banking
Blaze Zenner

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Funded 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.