I enjoy being part of the SBDC team because:
“In life, it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with.” C. Schulz. The Rogue SBDC Team is a unique and dedicated group of thoroughly seasoned business professionals with a singular focus ... helping clients grow a vibrant local business community. I find great satisfaction helping new businesses take root and coaching established ones as they grow. More than “enjoy”, I’m proud to be a part of this team.
My favorite activity living in the Rogue Valley is:
I enjoy the endless menu of outdoor activities Southern Oregon offers year-round; Rafting, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Skiing, Sledding … from the Redwoods and Beaches to Crater Lake.
SBDC Business Advisor, since 2019
A career military office with over 30 years of leadership and management experience, Hugh has led teams of two members to over 300 in many different complex industrial and operational settings. Hugh brings the Rogue Community College SBDC a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Government Contracting, Manufacturing and Business Innovation to our Traded Sector clients. Also, as a Procurement Technical Assistance counselor with Oregon’s Government Contracting Assistance Center (GCAP), Hugh can assist clients register and research information and history about how to market the products and /or services your business can provide to Federal, State, and local government agencies. He can assist you in determining which agencies have or will be using your product or service and who was awarded contracts for the product or service in the past and the dollar amount of the contracts.
He has studied and deployed best practices across a broad spectrum of industries; electronic, mechanical, aeronautical, and nautical. He’s tackled, new product development, design engineering, aviation maintenance, government contracting, supply chain operations and complex logistics missions. As the Coast Guard’s Innovation Manager, he investigated, promoted, and fostered out of the box innovative solutions throughout the world and was an integral contributor to the USCG and Homeland Security strategic planning team. Upon retirement, Hugh successfully managed business operations at two Southern Oregon manufacturing companies by being proactive and guiding operational decisions by the numbers. Hugh focuses on leadership, strategy and team building to effectively manage business operations.
Hugh has a BS Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an MS Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School for Quality Management at the New England College of Business. He is equally active leader in the community; currently as a member of the Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce Board.
"Hugh is an enthusiastic advisory partner dedicated to the successful achievement of your business mission and goals."