Serving Allegany, Garrett, Washington Counties in Maryland
Washington - Western Region
Herb comes to the SBDC after running a successful coffee business for 13 years. As part of that success, Herb has enjoyed helping other business owners in getting started, marketing and growing. He now does this for the SBDC and is a passionate advocate for small business owners. Prior to coffee business, Herb worked 20 years in the in-vitro diagnostic industry in a variety of roles from Quality Assurance to Manager of Product Development. Herb has an MBA from Frostburg State University.
-Lifelong resident of Allegany County, MD
-A.A. Degree in Business Administration from Allegany College of Maryland
-Worked in the banking industry for 45 years in Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland
-Graduate of the American Bankers Association National Consumer Lending School, and National Commercial Lending and Graduate Schools
-Assumed many rolls working in banking including assisting new and existing small and medium sized businesses with their banking needs.
-Also worked in the Credit Quality area of the bank as a Senior Credit Officer and in the Compliance area as the bank’s Community Reinvestment Officer
-While in the Lending area of the bank, worked with SBDC to assist existing business owners and start-up businesses.
Dr. Stacy Wassell is a Lecturer in the Management Department of Frostburg State University, with focal courses being in Small Business Entrepreneurship, Business Plan writing, and Human Resource Management. She and her husband have also operated a small business for over 20 years. She received her Doctor of Management from University of Maryland Global Campus and Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University. Dr. Wassell is also a Certified Health Coach for Adults and Seniors thus endorsing her passion of a healthy lifestyle focusing on exercise, nutrition, and attitude.