As Region VIII Administrator, Aikta Marcoulier will oversee SBA programs, offices, and operations in the SBA’s Rocky Mountain region, serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Ms. Marcoulier joined the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network as the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak office in May 2012. Prior to the SBDC, she was the director of partnership marketing with the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. She is also the program creator and manager of the Colorado SBDC’s Cyber: Cover Your Assets program providing education, training, and one-on-one consulting to small businesses throughout Colorado, and currently serves as a regional coordinator for the NorthStar CMM program.
Ms. Marcoulier is involved in the El Pomar Emerging Leaders Program and is an active board member of the Pikes Peak Workforce Development Board, vice-chair of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, member of the Pikes Peak Community College Business Advisory Board, and president of the Colorado Business Development Foundation. She serves on numerous committees for the Colorado Springs Business Journal and is on the technology and capacity committees for the Colorado SBDC Network. Additionally, she is a member of ROAR (Relationships, Opportunities, Acumen, and Readiness Committee) for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business.
She received her MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix and undergraduate degrees in both economics and psychology from the University of Iowa.