James McPhaul, Director
Jim McPhaul currently serves as the director of the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Parkside. He also teaches Sales, Marketing and Entrepreneurial Principles at the university. McPhaul is a retired banker, serving in numerous roles in southeastern Wisconsin for over 30 years. His last position held was as Sr. Vice President of Bank of Kenosha, a division of Banks of Wisconsin. He holds an undergraduate degree and his MBA from UW-Parkside. McPhaul is a GrowthWheel certified advisor and also a certified PROBE advisor for small businesses.
Mary Fischer-Tracy, Business Consultant
Mary Fischer-Tracy currently serves as a business consultant for the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Parkside. She also owns Piccadilly, LLC, an antique, home décor and furniture store in Bristol, WI. Fischer-Tracy has been in local banking for 20+ years most recently as a loan officer for Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation. Other roles include commercial banker, small business banker, bank branch manager and owner of Tracy's Tykes a family child care business. She holds an undergraduate degree from UW-Eau Claire and an MBA from Capella University.
Leah Preston, Program Assistant - Graphic Designer
As a Program Assistant - Graphic Designer at the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Leah Preston works closely with clients to professionally help create their unique identity. She develops strong brand recognition that allows businesses to capture awareness through visual design. Leah is pursuing a double major in Graphic Design and Marketing and has an anticipated graduation in Spring 2017.
Marjorie Coen, Graphic Designer
As a Program Assistant - Graphic Designer at the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Marjorie Coen works together with clients of the community to help visualize their business' individuality. Through strong branding capabilities, she is able to provide business owners with high quality logos, websites, and other advertising needs. Marjorie Coen is striving to complete her major in Graphic Design and intends to graduate in Spring 2019.
Haley Willis, Program Assistant
As a Program Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Haley Willis assists in the social media and marketing of the SBDC as well as undertaking full administrative duties. She is an involved member of the campus community through her participation on the Parkside cross country and track teams. She previously worked as the College of Business, Economics, and Computing Social Media and Outreach intern, where she successfully marketed events and promoted the College of Business through presentations to prospective students at area high schools and community colleges. Haley is pursuing a double major in Marketing and Business Management with a certificate in Sales and intends to graduate in December of 2017.
Henry Desmond, Program Assistant
Henry Desmond is a student at the University of Wisconsin Parkside who works with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a program assistant- social media specialist. Henry manages the social media and marketing departments of the SBDC, and also offers social media assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Outside of the SBDC, he is involved in the Parkside Student Government, Investment Club and is a Peer Mentor Success Coach. Henry expects to graduate with majors in Business Management, Finance and Marketing, a minor in Communications, and a certificate in Sales by May 2019.