Professional Development



Sharon T. Alpi, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University

Sharon Taylor Alpi has been a 25 year member of the Tabor School of Business faculty at Millikin University.  Her career at Millikin has been devoted to teaching, mentoring and advising students in entrepreneurship.  


Chris Long, Certified Financial Planner at Long Financial Planning

Long is a certified Financial Planner at Long Financial Planning, which operates on a Fee-Only basis, serving both individual clients with personal financial planning, and small business and non-profit clients with retirement plan advice for their 401k or 403b plans.

Social Media Marketing

Sue Koch, Chief Navigator, Social Media Strategist, Coach and Speaker at Soaring Solutions

Sue Koch is a builder– ready and willing to work from inception to culmination of any project and gaining knowledge with every endeavor. In 17 years of corporate & consulting work, she’s become a focused strategist.  


Patrice Perkins, CEO and Attorney at Creative Genius Law

Patrice Perkins is the principal attorney and founder of Creative Genius Law. She works with creative entrepreneurs, innovators and change agents to solve today’s legal matters like protecting brands, drafting partnership agreements and hiring your first employees. 


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