Our Leadership
Jennifer Johnston
Jennifer Johnston joined the Paris Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in December 2018.  Jennifer is experienced with serving clients within the SBDC network, previously at Trinity Valley SBDC.  She has a background in management, marketing, market research, data analysis, and accounting.  Research and data support informed business decisions so critical in these highly competitive times.  Demonstrated experience in market research and feasibility studies support business start-ups and financing for new or existing businesses.

She is a life-long student, with a desire to equip others toward growth.  Jennifer earned her MBA from Texas A&M Commerce, with a minor in Business Analytics.  She is a Quickbooks Advisor using both the Quickbook desktop and Online versions.  Jennifer has completed coursework with National Development Council on financial analysis and loan structuring which further support serving client needs in one-on-one consulting. Experience in leadership roles add to her personal/professional growth equipping her to serve the stakeholders of the SBDC.

Jim Struwe is a seasoned accountant and serial entrepreneur.  Building on his BBA in accounting from Stephen F. Austin University, Jim has assembled almost 40 years of corporate and small business experience.  Starting with his various positions with a publicly held government contractor, Jim promoted steadily with this company over the next 17 years to the position of VP of Finance/ Controller.  Armed with this knowledge, Jim made his entry into small business ownership in 1992 with one of the two different silicon wafer reclamation companies that he worked with.  

Jim has worked on various government contracts, public filing documents required by the SEC and DOD, and securing SBA-backed funding for his own businesses, prior to joining the Paris SBDC as a business advisor.  He is now co-owner of Audey’s Fabric & Accessories of Sulphur Springs with his wife Audrey. 

Brad Gottshalk
Brad Gottshalk
Striving to make your business successful! 

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