Becky Naugle, director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC),has announced that Patricia Krausman has been selected as the 2012 Sutton Landry State Star of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC).
“I am delighted to make this announcement, and to recognize Patricia Krausman for her extraordinary contributions to the work of the KSBDC and small business in Kentucky,” said Naugle.
Krausman is center director of the University of Kentucky Small Business Development Center (UK SBDC) in Elizabethtown. The KSBDC selected Krausman based on her outstanding performance, major contribution to the KSBDC program and her strong commitment to small business in the commonwealth.
Krausman has worked with the KSBDC for 19 years. In addition to serving as center director, she serves as the statewide program manager for the KSBDC Veterans Assistance Program. Krausman has helped develop and coordinate several statewide initiatives, including KSBDC programs for veterans, agricultural diversification and advanced professional development for the network. She has extensive experience supporting small businesses in central Kentucky.
Krausman is a four-time recipient of the Million Dollar Loan Club, National Runner-up in the Bank of America Client Success Competition, and recipient of the UK College of Business Judy Haywood Valuable Staffer Award.
Krausman received her State Star award on Sept. 11, 2012 in New Orleans, La. in conjunction with the Association of Small Business Development Center’s (ASBDC) 32nd Annual Conference. The ASBDC is a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations in support of small businesses.