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SBDC appoints new deputy state director

April 14, 2019

CHARLESTON — Steve Johnson, a Huntington native, has been named deputy state director of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

The WV SBDC operates a network of business coaches located throughout the state to assist small businesses at all stages of development, from startup to expansion.

The WV SBDC is a division of the West Virginia Development Office and is an accredited partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a news release.

Before taking his new post, Johnson served as network coordinator for the statewide program. He joined WV SBDC in 2013 as a business coach and has more than 25 years of small business ownership experience.

Johnson received his bachelor of business administration degree from Marshall University and his master of business administration degree from Wayne State College in Nebraska.

For more information about WV SBDC services and WV SBDC coaches, visit www.wvsbdc.com, call the Business Ask Me! Line: 888-WVA-SB-DC or email askme@wv.gov.