Rhonda Ellisor is the director of Sam Houston State University SBDC in Huntsville, Texas. Ellisor joins the center after serving as a director in the Office of University Advancement at Sam Houston for almost 14 years. Ellisor is an SHSU alumna with a BBA in general business. Her background includes work with various types of small businesses as a small business employee and small business family member, founder and owner. She has a long history in a variety of real estate sales and leasing, promotion, event planning, budgeting and marketing positions. Prior to SHSU, she served as the executive vice president for the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce and director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

Kim McLerran has been a Business Advisor for the Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center in Huntsville since 2009.  She has a BBA from SHSU and has obtained certificates of numerous trainings, in various fields with hands on experience in the business, legal, real estate and education industries.  She has resided in the Huntsville area since 1996 and has personal business experiences in the cattle and land management industries. McLerran is a community and chamber volunteer.