SETAAC advisors help potential clients determine program eligibility for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding, assist you in the full application process, and match you with third-party manufacturing consultant(s) to help you implement your business recovery plan.
Through our partnership with the EDA, we provide customized assistance to determine if your company qualifies to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) Program.
Tracy is the program director and oversees the management and reporting of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program in the southeast. In her role, she leads, develops, and administers program-funding plans. Additionally, she directs program outreach activities and provides strategic assistance to distressed manufacturers who have lost market share as a direct result of import competition by helping them develop an adjustment plan to improve their marketplace position.
Expertise: Marketing, Project Management, Business Development
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Georgia
Enterprise Innovation Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
75 5th Street NW, Suite 3000
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Maria is responsible for providing strategic assistance to manufacturers who have lost market share because of import competition. She performs diagnostic analyses of a firm’s financial, marketing, management, manufacturing, and management information systems operations. She then helps develop adjustment plans and secures federal funding for these firms to improve their competitive position in the marketplace.
Expertise: Project Management, Strategic Business Consulting, Global Business Strategies, Management of Business Incubator, SBA Microlending, Manufacturing, Product and Software Development. Fully bilingual in English/Spanish, knowledge of French.
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad de Barcelona, Bachelor in Chemistry from Florida Atlantic University, Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), Internal ISO auditor and Lean Champion
Harry assists distressed manufacturers with strategic analysis to overcome import competition and improve their competitive position. He works with clients to assess eligibility, prepare an adjustment plan, and supports the clients’ ongoing projects. He has 35 years of manufacturing experience in facilities and business management, operations, and production.
Expertise: Operations, Sales, Business Development, Client Management
Education: Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Georgia Tech, Suma Cum Laude
Teresa has over 30 years of experience in strategic business development and marketing. She manages new business and assists trade-impacted firms in the preparation of certification petitions, along with outreach, education, and marketing of the TAAF program. She provides strategic assistance and resources to manufacturers through industry associations, universities, economic development organizations, federal, state, and local programs.
Expertise: Marketing, Project Management, New Business Development
Education: Associate Degree of Science in Applied Sciences and Health from the State University of New York at Broome
Lori oversees the administrative functions and assists the SETAAC director with required sponsor reports. She serves as the liaison with Georgia Tech’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Grants and Contracting Office and works with clients and consultants processing agreements and invoices. She has over 28 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and serves on various Institute committees.
Expertise: Administrative Support, Project Management, Quality, and Business Management
Education: Associate Degree of Science in Business from Reinhardt University
Raine serves as the marketing strategist for the Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (SETAAC) and for the Safety, Health, and Environmental Services (SHES) Program. In her dual role she is developing and executing on each program’s marketing plans to drive new engagement. She also oversees the marketing efforts for the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) professional education training courses.
Expertise: Marketing, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Social Media, Business Development
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Journalism from the University of Georgia, Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) Accreditation, Google Certified