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Faculty and Staff Profile

Elizabeth Smith

Area Manager

Office: Spartanburg SBDC
Phone: 864-592-6318

 Educational Background

MS Ed Secondary Ed
University of Dayton 1972

BS Ed Secondary Ed
University of Dayton 1970

 Courses Taught

Chief Learning Officer for American Electric Power and UMB Financial Services, Inc.
Created and led the operations of two corporate universities. Determined curriculum needs and managed staff to provide instructional design, development, distribution and classroom training. Selected SMEs, staff, and LMS. Curriculum included leadership assessment& development, managerial assessment & development, supervisor assessment & curriculum, technical training, marketing, sales/distribution training, and customer service training. Designed/developed hundreds of courses in the last 25 years for four corporate universities, and currently for the SC SBDC.


International Business Consultant, working with organizations on strategy, operations, marketing, and talent management. 30+ years experience growing markets and revenue in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. Former Director of Marketing, Director of Business Development, and Senior Vice President of Organizational Development. NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and Certified Business Advisor (CBA). Areas of specialization include: *Strategy/Market Analysis *Business Process/Workflow Analysis & Design *International Market Development *Organizational Development Initiative Implementations *Talent Assessment, Recruitment & Development Systems *Corporate University Systems Management

 Research Interests

International Business Development