University of Houston Small Business Development Center
Kimberly Thomas is the director of Fort Bend County SBDC. She graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a second Bachelor of Science in Finance. Since graduation she has been in the banking industry for twenty years spending the last 17 years with JP Morgan Chase as a Vice President in Retail Branch Banking. Thomas has spent her career mastering her skills in customer service and financial planning by directing her clients to seek the best solutions for their financial goals.
In addition, she has been awarded numerous awards for outstanding performance in sales management, operational controls, and customer service. She is passionate about giving back to her community. In doing so she has volunteered for several organizations and community service projects. Thomas has also worked for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. As a business advisor, her commitment to excellence has allowed her to help build strong, vibrant communities one business at a time. Her compassion, patience and dedication demonstrate her commitment to give each client a customized personal experience in service excellence. She is determined to help each client secure the resources needed to become a successful business owner.
Diane Dawson is the Small Business Advisor for the Coastal Plains at Fort Bend region which includes Bay City, El Campo and Wharton. Diane brings over 15 years of business consulting to our network. She has been assisting small business owners with startups, disaster recovery and loan packaging. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting. She has owned her own accounting firm since 1999 and has had clients in industries such as: legal, medical, retail, pharmacy, on-line, artists, real estate, and day care. Diane has an AS in Accounting from Delgado Community College, BS in Business Administration with minors in Management and Marketing and a BS in Accounting from University of New Orleans.
Robert Johnson is a graduate of California Baptist University with a BA in Philosophy and attained his MA in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. Robert started and currently owns a successful website and marketing business. He has certifications in TESL and ESB and is knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of entrepreneurship, business advising, management, customer service, and education (domestic and foreign), with an emphasis on marketing and website development
Anjanique Mba, comes to the SBDC as Program Manager for the Fort Bend SBDC. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston. Her professional background includes sales/marketing, customer service and brand management. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix and spending time with her 10-year-old son.
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