Rodriguez Named Director of Small Business Development Center

TAMPA, Fla. (July 8, 2009) -- After serving as interim director of the College of Business Small Business Development Center since January 2008, Eileen Rodriguez was officially named as the center’s director in June.


A certified business analyst, Rodriguez has been working with the SBDC since 1997, providing one-on-one confidential counseling and teachings seminars in English and Spanish on small business start-up, international trade, and women and minority certification.

Prior to working at the SBDC, Rodriguez owned her own business for four years. She has more than 21 years of experience. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Science degree and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Rodriguez is active in many organizations including the Florida Minority Suppliers Development Council, Tampa Bay Organization for Women in International Trade, NASBITE International, and the University of South Florida Alumni Association.