ASU's Mosley "State Star"
ASU's Andrea Rogers Mosley Named as
“State Star” of Small Business Development Center.
By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU.
The director of Alabama State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has recently received high recognition from the national association, which oversees Alabama State’s center.
ASU's Andrea Rogers Mosley, the center - director of the University's SBDC, has been recognized as its “2021 State Star” by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers in recognition of her contributions to serving Alabama’s small business community.
“Receiving this award was a complete surprise to me. As a matter of fact, when it was announced, I did not say anything for about 10 seconds,” Moseley said. “I am truly humbled.”
THE “STATE STAR” AWARD
The ‘State Star” award is given annually to an outstanding business advisor from each SBDC network. Its criteria includes exhibiting a strong commitment to small business success, making significant contributions to the state SBDC program, and being an exemplary performer.
Over the last two years, the Alabama SBDC helped over 400 businesses start and facilitated over $311 million in capital for small growing small businesses; with over 2,000 new jobs created by Alabama SBDC clients.
ABOUT ASU’S CENTER
The SBDC at ASU primarily serves entrepreneurs and small business owners in a six-county region that includes such notable cities as Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, and Tuskegee. However, it also works with individuals throughout Alabama. The University’s Center has been part of the Alabama SBDC Network since its inception in 1980, which allows it to provide no-cost management and technical assistance to small businesses.
ASU’s Dr. Percy Vaughn College of Business Administration oversees Mosley’s SBDC; and its dean, Dr. Kamal Hingorani, explained that her acumen and expertise in assisting small businesses outshines that of many others in the field.
“Besides her excellent work for the SBDC, Andrea also spends a considerable amount of time mentoring first-generation college students and turns them into perfect professionals ready to join the competitive workforce,” Hingorani said. “She hires between four and six ASU students every semester. She is one of the brightest stars of the University’s business college.”
MOSLEY’S BACKGROUND IS RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Mosley served as an active-duty service member in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993 and is a Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran.
Prior to joining the SBDC in 2010, Mosley owned a virtual assistance and web design company for seven years. She is active in the community and currently serves as an advisory council member of the Lowndes County Area Chamber of Commerce and is an appointed commissioner with the Montgomery Housing Authority. She has served as a Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce board member and as a Roundtable facilitator for the Women in Business Conversations.
Companies that have worked with Mosley are quick to recognize her talent and contributions.
“Andrea Mosley is amazing. She eliminated my fears…which has helped me tremendously. She also introduced me to government contracting. She took her time answering all of my questions and walked me through every step of the way,” said Ashley Jernigan of JDB Hospitality in Montgomery.
She and her staff may be reached to assist local business-people in a myriad of small business applications by calling ASU's SBDC at 334-229-4138.
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.