Rayanna Anderson is the Director of the Management Development Institute and the Small Business & Technology Development Center located at Missouri State University. She has consulted with over 2,000 businesses and presented over 250 seminars on a variety of business topics including a financial series that she authored, marketing and business planning. She received the Star Performer Award from the Association of Small Business Development Centers in the premiere year of the award. She was also named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s Most Influential Women for 2011.
Additionally, she has helped small business owners acquire over 100 million dollars in financing. She holds an MBA from MissouriStateUniversity with an emphasis in marketing. Rayanna also has four years of accounting experience and ten years of management experience with Dillard’s Department Stores prior to joining the SBDC. She has also been an instructor at Missouri State University.