SBDC Lead Center
Montana Department of Commerce
Office of Tourism and Business Development
301 S. Park Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
PO Box 200505
Helena, MT 59620-0505
Fax: (406) 841-2871
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Chad Moore, SBDC State Director
Chad came to the SBDC in 2016. Prior to joining the Lead Center, Chad was a Business Advisor in Billings. He assisted in major expansion plans for businesses through incentive programs, and also managed the Business Expansion and Retention Resource team at Big Sky Economic Development. Chad is a Montana State University graduate and a certified NxLeveL instructor. He has experience in marketing, new client development, grant management, business planning, strategic planning and overall business coaching. His expertise has helped businesses understand the marketing landscape in today’s business environment, secure capital for employee training and offset business expenses through expansion incentives.
Lori Gilliland, SBDC Associate Director
Lori has been with the Department of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center since August 2009. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Management & Business from the University of Great Falls. Lori's areas of expertise include federal grant management, financial review, program review, and state contracting.
Rebecca Ziegler, SBDC Marketing & Public Relations Specialist
Rebecca has directed communication and marketing efforts from the SBDC Lead Center in Helena for all 10 regions in the state since 2014. Rebecca also consults SBDC clients in digital marketing. Before joining the SBDC, she worked with Montana small businesses and organizations to optimize their digital marketing strategies and online presence. Rebecca was awarded the 2017 SBDC State Star for her work on creating and leading the national #SBDCDay campaign. She graduated from Montana State University in 2011.
Certifications: Inbound Marketing Certified by HubSpot Academy, Social Media Marketing Certified by Hootsuite, Email Marketing Certified by HubSpot Academy