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Brandon Campbell

Brandon CampbellDirector, Women's Business Center 

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Phone: (269) 757-0211

Campbell, a native of Little Rock, Ark., joined Cornerstone Alliance in 2020. As the Director of the Women’s Business Center, his roles consist of business counseling, delivering innovative programming, managing WBC’s relationships with regional partners, including the SBA, and leading overall operational strategies to help meet the needs of clients and grow the WBC. His areas of expertise are in marketing, startups, scaling, public relations, media relations and lean canvas business model planning.

Before joining the Alliance, Campbell served as the Director of Small Business and Diversity & Inclusion at the Little Rock (Ark.) Regional Chamber. Due to the impact of his work, Campbell was named a “Style Setter” by Arkansas Life magazine, “Top 100 Arkansas Professional” and “Future 50” influential business leader by Arkansas, Money and Politics magazine.

As entrepreneur in his own right, Campbell has over 15 years of real-world business ownership experience. He is the founder and owner of Little Rock Fashion Week, LLC., an independent fashion, events, and talent management firm, as well as three other companies. Prior to starting his major business ventures, Campbell was a TV show producer in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and New York, including for World Wrestling Entertainment.

He graduated from the University of Iowa where he earned a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication with an International Studies minor and Entrepreneurship certificate. He received a Diversity, Inclusion, and Team Culture certificate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Campbell is a proud girl dad. He and his wife, Connie, have three daughters. The Campbells are active supporters of the United Way, Goodwill Industries, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Breast Cancer Research. They are art, literacy and mental health advocates who are loving the Southwest Michigan climate.

Kristen Patzer

Dubelsa Mata GarciaManager, Women's Business Center 

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Kristen Patzer joined the Cornerstone Alliance team in June 2020 as the Accounting Executive Associate and has recently transitioned to the Manager of the Women’s Business Center. Patzer’s responsibilities include counseling aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, developing and coordinating WBC programming, and assisting the finance division. Her communications, marketing and fiscal management skills create an advanced level of counseling and advisory services to assist area entrepreneurs.

Patzer is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Her career as a nonprofit administrator has spanned over two decades including Executive Director of the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph and General Manager of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in Chicago.

She enjoys participating in arts and cultural activities throughout Berrien County. She lives in Baroda with her partner Matt, and her daughter.

 

WBC Advisory Council

The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance Advisory Council is comprised of local professionals who provide guidance, technical assistance and advocacy for the WBC.

The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance 2021-2022 Advisory Council Members are:

Judee Hopwood
Owner and President, Williamson Employment Services, Inc.

Rebecca (Becky) Spicer
Retail Business Banker, 1st Source Bank

Maria Zavala-Paredes
HUD Certified Housing Counselor, Telamon Corporation

Marci Taylor
General Manager, WSMK Radio

Afiya Latham
Owner, Express Employment Professionals 

Ashley Stephens
CEO, N S Cosmetics 

Taylor Prestidge
Owner and Head Chef/Baker, Soulard's Market

Lisa Miller
President/Owner, Forever Clean Soapworks

Megan Pirri
Kitchen Aid Senior Brand Manager, Whirlpool Corporation