Jamie Shanker
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Associate Director


Jamie Shanker-Passero joined the Temple SBDC team in October 2018 as Associate Director of SBDC Business Development. Connect with Jamie to talk about the SBDC training programs, workshops, incubator, and marketing. Prior to joining the SBDC, Jamie managed a Women’s Business Center in Camden, New Jersey. In this position, she managed programs, grant reporting, marketing, and the coordination of small business services. Jamie understands the challenges of small business ownership as the owner/operator of a local food tour company. Jamie has also worked with small businesses as the Development Director of the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association and as the Commercial Corridor Revitalization and Business Association Manager for a Philadelphia CDC. She is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law where she focused on nonprofit law and she received a B.A. in Social Justice from Franklin and Marshall College. Although originally from Queens, NY, Philadelphia has been home since 2009. Jamie lives in Graduate Hospital with her husband, Rick, and their dog, Willa. She loves riding her bike and exploring the diverse food of Philadelphia.