DIRECTOR CENTER FOR BUSINESS & INNOVATION
Celia directs and oversees the Center for Business & Innovation, a partnership between the EDC and South Puget Sound Community College. The CB&I serves as a point of entry and catalyst for business development, and a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Celia has worked with, and on behalf of, small- and medium-size businesses for over two decades. From launching the EDC’s original Business Resource Center, to serving as Director/Certified Business Advisor for the SPSCC Small Business Development Center, to advocating for business and improving regulatory awareness as the Small Business Liaison for the Department of Labor & Industries, Celia has demonstrated commitment to local business growth and profitability. Additionally, Celia is an adjunct faculty member at SPSCC, periodically teaching small business classes, is a certified SCORE Mentor, and was the primary writer of the Washington Small Business Guide.
Celia has an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.