SBDC Welcomes New Director

Courtney Curatolo

Courtney Curatolo is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College.

She is looking forward to maximizing the small business development environment within the three county region using her past experiences in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.

Curatolo’s background includes strategic planning, leadership training, government affairs, public relations, community outreach and development and implementation of public/private partnerships. She is a published author on the topics of leadership development, civic engagement and effective facilitation and sustainability of public/private partnerships.

Curatolo’s professional and community volunteer efforts have also included extensive involvement focusing upon social responsibility, civic engagement project management, leading and managing diverse collaborative initiatives through her work with government entities, educational institutions and local businesses for the purpose of building a foundation for mutually beneficial organizational, economic and community outcomes.

Curatolo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from American University, Master of Arts Degree in public administration from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a doctorate in education research and methodology with a focus on adult and community educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Collier, Class of 2007; and Leadership Florida, Class 27; and the co-founder of Leadership Hendry and Glades Counties.

Curatolo has received numerous accolades for her efforts including “Top Five New Leaders in Palm Beach County, Naples Journal “Trailblazer;” Naples Journal “One to Watch;” Gulfshore Business “Movers and Shakers;” and Gulfshore Business “40 Under 40, Saluting Southwest Florida’s Rising Stars.”

While Curatolo has lived and worked in Florida for the past 25 plus years, she was born in Western New York.