Experience in: Start up small business, marketing, growing and managing business in multiple locations in US, budgeting, strategic planning, hiring and managing staff off site, commercial real estate, reviewing leases, building and designing office spaces, analyzing financial statements from multiple locations, managing non profit organization. Extremely knowledgeably in business strategy and planning.
Serve as a mentor in Austin, Texas as well as thru SCORE email mentoring from time to time. Before retiring as Executive Vice President of Operations and Center Development for BusinesSuites, Celia was responsible for center-level operations and the transitions of newly developed or acquired centers. Over fourteen years of experience in the development, integration and management of business centers. She successfully grew the business from 40 offices in one center in 1989 to 416 offices in five centers in 1997, including the integration of five acquired centers. The client base grew from 30 clients to over a 1,000. Previous to her association with BusinesSuites, she was an officer at Bank One, Texas in Austin. She was also the executive director of two not for profit organizations in Chicago, Ill. She is a retired businesswoman and one time user of SCORE.
BS University of Texas, Graduate work at University of Arkansas, University of Texas, University of Illinois and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.