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Pamela Lankford, Director

Pamela has been with the SBDC for over twenty years.  During that time period she has assisted thousands of business owners and has worked with many from their concept phase to multiple expansions.   She has also taken her knowledge in the classroom by serving as an adjunct faculty member at Marietta College, teaching classes in Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Business Consulting.

Pamela graduated magna cum laude from Marietta College with a double major in Entrepreneurship and Spanish.   She also earned an MBA from Ohio University, where she participated in an international consulting project aimed at increasing business-to-business sales for an office supply company in southern

Her own business experience includes being a wedding consultant and staying actively involved in two family-owned businesses.

She has been selected as 1999 and 2001 SBDC Director of the Year, 2001 Ohio SBDC Innovator of the Year, 2005 Ohio State Star at the ASBDC Conference, and 2011 SBDC Service Excellence Innovator Center Award.



Julie Wharton, Administrative Assistant

Julie started with the SBDC in April, 2006 and quickly became an asset to the program.   As the first point of contact, she can provide resources and information to help the business owner find answers to their questions.   Julie also serves as the AA for the Governor's Regional Office and the Ohio Development Services Agency and was awarded a certificate of appreciation for Outstanding Administrative Professional in April 2008 by Lt. Governor Lee Fisher.

Her background includes having worked in an architectural firm, real estate development companies, a small family owned business and a corporation.  She also was co-owner of a small business in Columbus, Ohio before moving to Marietta in 1995.


Outreach Locations

Main Office

Washington County

308 Front Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750
(740) 373-5150


Satellite Locations

Morgan County

Morgan County Economic Development Office
155 East Main Street - Suite 320
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
(740) 962-4854


Monroe County                                                                                    

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
117 N. Main St.
Woodsfield, Ohio 4379
(740) 472-5499

Noble County

Noble County Economic Development Office
150 Court House
Caldwell, Ohio 43724
(740) 732-5681



Request Assistance

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PHONE: 740.373.5176 | FAX: 740.373.7808
100 Front Street, Suite 200 | Marietta, OH 45750 | Monday-Friday, 9 am- 5 pm
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Marietta, Ohio 45750
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