Center Profile

Founded: 1980
Counties: Luzerne, Carbon, Columbia, Schuylkill, and Sullivan

Staff Profile

Dorothy Lane

Dorothy Lane is the Director of the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center.  In this capacity she leads a team of business consultants in providing assistance to individuals in who are seeking guidance in starting, growing and managing their businesses in Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Sullivan counties.   Prior to joining the SBDC 17 years ago, Dorothy was the Director of Career Services at Wilkes University.  She holds an MBA from Wilkes University with concentrations in marketing and human resources.

Kristin Sassi
Business Consultant

Kristin Sassi started her career with the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center in 2001 as a graduate assistant. In 2002, she graduated from Wilkes University with a Master’s of Business Administration degree and transitioned into a full time grant funded position as a business consultant with the Self Employment Assistance Program. In 2008 Kristin took a job with Lord and Taylor working in the sales staffing department. Her job focused on the sales and operations of multiple Lord and Taylor retail stores. In December of 2015 she rejoined the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center as a business consultant.

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Wilkes University SBDC
85 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 408-4340
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