Central Office

Central Office, Lexington, KY

The KSBDC central office is the administrative and operational support “headquarters” of the KSBDC network.

Becky Naugle
State Director
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Gordon Garrett
Associate State Director
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David Stevens
Principal Accountant
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Shawn Rogers
Program Coordinator
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Kristy Coates
Data Management Analyst

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Becky has worked with the KSBDC since 1998. She grew up working in a family-owned small business, which led to running her own successful business for 10 years and serving as a director for a community leadership program. A graduate of Indiana University, Becky holds a Bachelor of Accountancy, along with a M.S. and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology.

In 1999, Becky was named KSBDC state director. Over the years Becky has been honored numerous times for her dedication to Kentucky’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, including the U.S. Small Business Administration Community Leadership Award and the Lexington N.A.W.B.O. Hall of Fame Award. She has served as a member of the Small Business Advisory Commission, the A.S.B.D.C. Board of Directors and the University of Kentucky’s Women’s Forum.
859-257-7668 l lrnaug0@email.uky.edu
Gordon has worked with the KSBDC since 2009, bringing over 25 years of experience at starting and growing technology companies. He has a B.S. in computer science, a B.B.A. in business and an M.B.A. with I.T. emphasis. He leads the Grow Kentucky – economic gardening team that assists Commonwealth businesses with focuses on strategic growth challenges, such as developing new markets, refining business models and gaining access to competitive intelligence. In 2010 Gordon was recognized as the Sutton Landry State Star and has been inducted into the Million Dollar Loan Club, a distinction honoring KSBDC consultants who have assisted with more than $1 million in loans. He is active in his community, participating with the YMCA of Central Kentucky. Away from the office Gordon enjoys cycling and spending time with family at his cabin on Lake Superior.
859-257-7668 | gmgarr2@email.uky.edu
David came to the KSBDC in 1989 and hasn’t looked back. He has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Kentucky, is a highly respected CPA and years of experience counseling small businesses in Lexington. For all his dedication to number crunching, filing, proposal preparation and superb budgeting, he has received numerous accolades from KSBDC; in 2015 he received the Sutton Landry State Star award which honors an exemplary contributor to the organization. Away from the office, David enjoys playing guitar and a range of outdoor activities ranging from bass fishing, hunting, camping, and motorcycling to boating.
859-257-7668 | dsteven@uky.edu
Shawn brings over 13 years’ experience in small business and economic development to the SBDC. Previously, she worked in the Bluegrass SBDC as a Senior Management Consultant and Assistant Center Director. She also worked as an Executive Staff Advisor at the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Office of Entrepreneurship and later worked for Community Ventures Corporation as the Vice President of New Markets Tax Credit and was a Senior Business Development Specialist.

Shawn has a BBA in management and BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky. She has industry experience in furniture manufacturing, specialty retailing and the craft industry.  Shawn’s expertise includes financial analysis, market, strategic and business planning, funding options, and community development financing including tax increment financing and new markets tax credit.

In 2006 Shawn received the Sutton Landry State Star Award and was inducted into the SBDC Million Dollar Loan Club in 2009 and 2010. Since 2008 Shawn has been a volunteer for the Bluegrass Shih Tzu Rescue. Away from the office she enjoys cycling and spending time with family and friends.

859-257-7668 | sbroge2@uky.edu
Kristy came to the KSBDC in 2015 after working with the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for more than a year as the Procurement Assistant.  She brings with her years of experience in data and website management.  Kristy has completed numerous trainings in Microsoft, SAP and various website development programs. 

Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and of course, cheering for UK football and basketball!  

859-257-7668 | kristy.coates@uky.edu
Contact Information
One Quality Street Suite 635
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 257-7668
Fax: (859) 323-1907

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