Courtney Curatolo, Ph.D. joined the SBDC in 2018 as the Center’s Director. She is committed to maximizing the small business climate in the three-county region including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties. Courtney's background includes experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors building skills in economic development, strategic planning, marketing, leadership training, government affairs, and development and implementation of public -private partnerships. She holds a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research Methodology with a focus in Adult and Community Educational Leadership.