Sep. 06, 2012

Morrell Named Director of SUNY Geneseo’s Small Business Development Center

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GENESEO, N.Y. – Paul J. Morrell has been named director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Geneseo. The SBDC provides confidential, one-on-one counseling services and group training for the public that are either free or very low cost.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to offering my expertise,” said Morrell. “Our job is to help entrepreneurs see all the possibilities to make them successful. We offer tools and information for start-up, successful operation and expansion of small businesses. Our work reinforces individual enterprise and promotes economic development in New York.”

Morrell has had more than 20 years of sales, marketing and engineering experience in the private sector, having served as a sales and marketing director for several companies. He also has international business development experience in the aerospace, telecom and manufacturing industries.

As executive director of Morrell Associates, he has provided consulting expertise in sales, marketing, government relations, business development, real estate development, engineering and technical training services. In addition, he worked in the public sector for eight years and held several management positions in Rochester City Hall. He served as the acting commissioner of economic development for the Duffy administration and for the City of Rochester, promoting economic development initiatives for real estate, neighborhood, industrial and high-tech clients.

Morrell received a master’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in applied mathematical statistics with a dual concentration in industrial statistics and quality control. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology with a minor in managerial economics from Buffalo State College and an associate in science degree in mechanical technology from SUNY’s Alfred State Technical College.

The SBDC is an outreach office of the SBDC Regional office in the Corporate Training Center of Niagara County Community College in Lockport, which is one of 23 regional offices throughout New York.

SBDC assistance is available by contacting the SUNY Geneseo SBDC office at 585-245-5429 or online.

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