Small Business & Technology Development Center Staff

Bronwen Madden

Bronwen E. Madden, Coordinator

Bronwen has over 15 years of international trade and business development experience. She previously worked as an executive in both non-profit and state organizations managing operations and strategy, directing projects/grants and implementing service delivery on an international scale. She has taught international trade courses at the University level and has served on numerous state and community-based organizations to advance business development initiatives. Bronwen has previous appointments by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the District Export Council of Southern California and by two previous Missouri Governors to serve as an ex-officio member on the Missouri Hispanic Business, Trade and Culture Commission. She is a fellowship recipient of the Rotary International, Group Study Exchange Program and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Partners of the Americas Business Exchange Program.

Bronwen earned an Executive Master's degree in International Business from the Boeing Institute of International Business, John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University and her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in International Relations, Economics and Peace Studies with a minor in Spanish from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been awarded the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation from NASBITE International and is also a NASBITE CGBP Certified Trainer. She is on the NASBITE International Board of Governors. In addition to her public employment, Bronwen has a boutique consulting business for international trade clientele serving the Pacific Rim.

Naomi MinahanNaomi Minahan, Business Assistant

Naomi has over 10 years' experience as an entrepreneur and business owner. She is an independent sales consultant at Norwex for reducing chemicals found in household and skincare products. In addition, she works as a menu-planner and chef at a yoga retreat.

Naomi earned a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is fluent in Chinese.

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Located at the West Plains Civic Center

Bronwen Madden, Coordinator
Naomi Minahan, Business Assistant
Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
110 Saint Louis Street, Mezzanine Level (West Entrance)
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone (417) 255-7966
Fax (417) 255-7963 

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Missouri State University-West Plains
University/Community Programs
Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
128 Garfield Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775

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