Maura Shenker is the director of Temple University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Maura is a creative thinker, serial entrepreneur, coach, and consultant who brings a wealth of professional experience and entrepreneurial excellence to her role in directing Temple’s SBDC. The Center serves entrepreneurs at any stage of business development, with a mission to help businesses start, grow, and prosper. Before joining Temple University, Maura served as director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Centers for Professional Development and Food Marketing. In that role, she coordinated and oversaw all custom and open-enrollment programs in executive education at the university’s Haub School of Business. She previously served as vice president of development for FINANTA, a community-based, mission-driven nonprofit financial institution supporting immigrant and under-served communities with credit-building loans. Maura earned a Master of Organization Development and Leadership degree from Saint Joseph’s University, where she also completed an executive coaching leadership program. She attained a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Political Science at Temple University.