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Lizeth Bio

Lizeth currently serves as a project coordinator at the UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center. Lizeth worked with small businesses and fortune 500 companies as a project manager and as a business consultant facilitating and driving the success of companies’ operations and strategies.  She also worked at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Saint Cloud Minnesota, and as a researcher at the University of Minnesota and at the University of Texas (UTRGV). She appreciates the opportunity to support UTSA’s mission of becoming a Hispanic thriving institution.  Lizeth holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS ISyE) from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Texas (UTRGV) and a Bachelor in International Business from Monterrey Tec (ITESM).

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Gilford ‘Gil’ Kibler

Gil transfers to TCC from his previous role as Project Manager in the UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting (CGC) in the IED.  He brings a wealth of science, technology, engineering and manufacturing experience to our team’s technical and business assistance services in innovation, research and development  and commercialization in the manufacturing industry. Gil’s manufacturing experience includes roles in operations, maintenance, facilities, industrial engineering and factory design. He has also owned his own computer consulting firm, working with small businesses in Houston and Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN and Charlotte, NC. His engineering background includes positions in IT, warehouse and inventory management, plant engineering, new product analysis and design and project management. Prior to joining the UTSA team ,Gil taught middle school STEM courses in Victoria, Texas and high

Dana Bio

Dana Fisher serves as Project Manager in the Technology Commercialization Center of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lead Network at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). In this role, she provides high quality business advisory services across Texas to small business clients seeking to bring new products and processes to market and grow their businesses. She helps clients navigate the pathway to commercialization through market and industry research, business analysis, strategic planning and resource connections including financing. Dana has spent her career working with small businesses in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to coming to UTSA, Dana served as Founding Director of the Center for Technology Commercialization SBDC and Associate Director of the New Product Development Center at Oklahoma State University. Dana holds a Masters of

Bijo Bio

Bijo Mathew serves as Founding Director to the Technology Commercialization Center of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lead Network at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). In this role he is responsible for developing the regional strategy and providing executive direction to programs created to enhance innovation, access to ground breaking, high-impact, high-risk funding for applied and translational research opportunities, applied entrepreneurial education curriculum, and promotion of science and technology-driven entrepreneurial capacity. The SBDC Technology Commercialization Center is part of the Institute for Economic Development Programs and Centers at UTSA. Mr. Mathew serves as Principal Investigator (PI) to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program award to support R&D and Small Business Innovation across the State of Texas. As

Monique Bio

Monique Long-White currently serves at the SBDC Technology Commercialization Center as project manager for the South-Texas Innovation Partnership Program (S-TIPP) at UTSA and at the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. Monique is a successful interdisciplinary researcher and project manager. She has career experience with product development with environmental and biophysical emphases that couples with her business knowledge in marketing, entrepreneurship, and information systems. Monique has an eclectic portfolio of projects mostly focused on community, business, and economic development for a wide variety of organizations including universities, start-ups, and local, state, and federal government establishments and municipalities. Her Ph.D. from Purdue University is in Ecological Sciences and Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program– concentrations in Agronomy and Policy Sciences; Masters of Science in Environmental Toxicology from Texas Tech University, and a Bachelor’s of


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