Center Profile

Founded: 1988
Specialties: Center for Global Competitiveness
Counties: Fayette and Westmoreland

Staff Profile

James Kunkel

James Kunkel

James H. Kunkel
Executive Director

James Kunkel is the Executive Director of the Saint Vincent College SBDC. In this position he heads a team of management consultants and educational programmers whose mission is to provide professional planning, technical assistance, education and information to small and medium sized businesses. Mr. Kunkel earned his masters degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from IUP, where he graduated magna cum laude. In addition to his duties within the SBDC, Mr. Kunkel is also an adjunct professor at Saint Vincent College where he teaches two courses: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Global Management.

Timothy J. Bates
Business Consultant

Tim has been a Business Analyst with the Center since 2000. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Saint Vincent College in 1987. Following graduation he was employed with First Virginia Bank of Falls Church, Virginia. His duties included business loan development and relationship development as well as consumer loan development. Following this he worked for National City Bank of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1999. His duties with the institution included Business Development in all industry sectors for loan needs under $500,000. He also worked to develop a SBA loan portfolio for a 3 branch network.

Victoria A. Gyenes
Global Trade Manager

Vickie Gyenes is the Global Trade Manager for the SBDC. Most recently, she earned the National Association of Small Business Development Centers’ 2010 State Star, an award for demonstrating exemplary performance and a strong commitment to small business. Vickie’s work with the Center for Global Competitiveness helped the SBDC claim the President of the United States “E” Award for Excellence in May 2010; one of the most prestigious forms of recognition offered by the U.S. Government to those involved in business or business service. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a MSM-OE from Saint Vincent College and is a NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professional. In addition, she has planned and assisted delegations of local companies in trade mission preparation and implementation to Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

Anita Hudock
Office Coordinator

Anita Hudock has been with the SBDC since 1990. She serves as Office Manager for the Center. Her responsibilities include preparing, maintaining, and monitoring the Center’s fiscal budget activity and all grant-related records as required by both Federal and State funding source guidelines. As Office Manager she compiles and analyses cost data reports and prepares monthly invoicing, expenses reports, travel requisitions and invoices for payment. She also maintains and oversees records of staff productivity, grant deliverables, economic impact and small business milestones. In addition, she maintains and develops ties with the Center’s legislative offices, other economic development groups, and community offices to advance and promote the marketing objectives of the center. She has over 26 years of office experience, including her position as Executive Administration Assistant with a large workers compensation/general liability insurance firm.

Peter Tulk
Senior Business Analyst

Peter Tulk is the Senior Business Analyst for the SBDC. Prior to joining the SBDC in 2000, Mr. Tulk was self-employed for close to 25 years, owning and operating several area restaurants. He has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Mathematics from Sir George Williams University in Montreal and the designation Certified Business Advisor from The University of Toledo College of Business Administration Graduate Programs. Peter was awarded the ASBDC Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his volunteer service to the business owners of the U.S. Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Saint Vincent College SBDC
Center for Global Competitiveness
300 Fraser Purchase Road
First Floor, Aurelius Hall
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
(724) 537-4572

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