Bellingham – CJ Seitz

Location: Bellingham
Address: 1616 Cornwall Ave. Suite 119
City: Bellingham
State: WA
Zip Code: 98225
Telephone: (360) 778-1762

Email: CJ.Seitz@wwu.edu

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CJ’s experience includes nearly 20 years of executive planning, administration, financial strategy and marketing in both the non-profit and private sectors. She served in leadership positions with several of Bellingham’s nonprofit and governmental organizations. She has also held a senior level position with a successful rapidly growing commercial construction firm.

CJ first brought her passion and business management skills, to the Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, in Bellingham as a Certified Business Advisor in 2005. CJ’s strong financial analysis and marketing skills assisted SBDC clients by counseling over 300 businesses, generating over $10,000,000 in new investments and saving or creating over 300 jobs in Whatcom County.

One of the key positions CJ held prior to rejoining the SBDC team as the Interim Director, was serving as the Northwest Area Director for the Employment Security Department, or ESD, for Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties. Serving for over 3 during the great recession, CJ was responsible for ESD’s service delivery in Bellingham, Mt. Vernon and Oak Harbor centers, serving the four county area’s job seekers and employers through the WorkSource system.

CJ has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Washington University.

“I am thrilled to be rejoining WWU’s Small Business Development Center team in this new capacity as I am passionate and committed to the Center’ mission and the key role it plays in supporting and developing Bellingham’s business owners and leaders. The atmosphere of collaboration with both Bellingham’s community partners and the entire SBDC statewide network is extraordinary; I am very honored to be joining such a talented group of dedicated professionals.” CJ Seitz