KY SBDC Director Recognized as One of the Best Boots to Business Instructors

Release Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2016
Release Number: 
16-0916KY
Contact: 
michael.ashcraft@sba.gov

The Boots to Business program of the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) is acknowledging the six most outstanding Boots to Business instructors for 2016. Based on nationwide SBA nominations, these instructors were selected for their immense contributions and dedication to the program and our service members, veterans, and spouses in their business ownership endeavors, including Patricia Krausman, Director of the University of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Elizabethtown. 

Patricia has provided exceptional business management consulting and training for over twenty years. Additionally, she served as the statewide program director for the Kentucky SBDC Veterans Assistance Program, which she grew from a concept in 2009 to a highly respected, go-to resource for veteran business support and advocacy. In 2013, she was chosen as the KY SBA Veteran’s Small Business Advocate of the Year.

Patricia has guided entrepreneurs in the successful development, management, and growth of small businesses. She is a hands-on leader and advocate, serving as a member of the KY Commission on Small Business Advocacy, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board and the Governor’s Veterans Interagency Task Force, among other voluntary roles. As a result, she was awarded the prestigious KY Association for Economic Development Allied Professional of the Year in 2014.

Prior to joining the KSBDC program, she supported small businesses in both the for-profit and non-profit arena, working for Metro United Way, Safeguard Business Systems and others.  Patricia graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from McKendree College and an M.B.A. from Embry Riddle University.

Congratulations, Patricia Krausman, and thank you for your tireless service to veterans and entrepreneurs.