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LSCS-SBDC hires new senior consultant

HOUSTON (July 2, 2012) The Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center has announced the addition of a new consultant.

Jan Koenig joins the center as a senior consultant and comes to the SBDC with 30-plus years of experience in finance, education, and entrepreneurship – including a period when he owned his own business.

“We are pleased to be able to hire someone of Jan’s caliber,” said Sal Mira, executive director for the LSCS SBDC. “His experience will be extremely valuable to our mission and I encourage the small-business owners in our area to contact Jan.”

Koenig received his bachelor of industrial engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

Koenig moved to Houston in 1978 after receiving his MBA. From 2003 to 2011, he owned and operated a multi-location franchise business operation, during which time he successfully developed two new territories and acquired two other existing operations.

Prior to becoming a business owner, Mr. Koenig held senior management positions with Nations Bank (now Bank of America) and with Compass Bank (now BBVA Compass).  He also has taught courses in entrepreneurship and small business management as an adjunct faculty member at Houston Community College.  He can be reached at jan.koenig@LoneStar.edu

The LSCS-SBDC works with existing companies to help them get started, grow and compete in today's global economy. SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed. For more information about the SBDC visit LoneStar.edu/sbdc

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.