Lisa Boenker is the Director of the Brazos Valley SBDC and has been with the SBDC for more than 30 years. She is certified by NASBITE as a Global Business Professional and is also certified in Technology and Commercialization. Prior to joining the SBDC, Boenker obtained a BBA in Business Management from Texas A&M University and was employed with Dun & Bradstreet as a Business Analyst for two years. Boenker grew up in an entrepreneurial family. Her father started and operated multiple small businesses and helped Boenker start her first business as a teenager.


Lacee Sowell joined the Brazos Valley SBDC in May of 2019 as the Program Coordinator. Prior to her arrival, she worked as a marketing and outreach specialist for a public library in the San Antonio region. She specializes in social media marketing, website development including CSS/HTML, and product photography. Lacee holds a BA in University Studies with focus on English, Communications, and Human Development & Family Studies from Texas Tech University.