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Two SBDC employees earn CBCP designation

Two employees at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC, at the University ofsbdc North Florida have earned their Certified Business Continuity Professional designation from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII). Earning the designation are Robert Myers and Cathryn Hagan. The certifications are recognized worldwide as the professional credential in business continuity management.

In order to obtain certification, applicants must complete a two-part process that includes a qualifying examination and an application that is reviewed by a panel of experts in business continuity.  DRII’s CBCP certification is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated knowledge and skill in the business continuity and disaster recovery industry.  Additionally, regular recertification requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education and industry activities.

Myers and Hagan are the first in the Florida SBDC network to earn the designation and are among only a few in the ASBDC national network. 

Robert Myers

Robert Myers

Having joined the UNF Small Business Development Center in 1992, Myers is responsible for management assistance efforts in Duval as well as surrounding counties.  As a former business owner, he has more than 20 years experience in sales, finance, marketing, product development and computer information systems. In his business career, he was involved in startups, acquisitions, divestiture, venture funding, small business loans and many other small business matters. 

As an area director for the SBDC for more than 16 years, Hagan facilitates workshops and meets one-on-one with existing and potential business owners.  She serves on the Florida SBDC’s statewide Business Continuity & Risk

Cathryn Hagan

Cathryn Hagan

Management Team, helping small businesses prepare for and respond to disasters. Hagan earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University and her Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the SBDC, she worked in the field of marketing and training in both the health insurance and banking industries.  She is a member of Oceanside Rotary and a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville’s Class of 2002.

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