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Georgia A. Abbott

BWCA Director of the board

Georgia A. Abbott - BA, MBA  is the founder and principal consultant of Abbott & Associates, LLC with expertise in business development, new product commercialization and second stage business growth.  Her consulting company provides market & strategic planning, organization and operational efficiencies expertise and has assisted several companies through transfers of ownership.  Abbott also designs, develops and facilitates skill based corporate education and training programs. She is a Business Model Generation & Canvas educator and is IDEO Design Thinking Certified.

She has over 16 years of leadership experience in manufacturing operations and product/business development with General Motors Corporation and Moran Iron Works.   Abbott maintains a teaching position at Northwood University’s Devos Graduate School of Management and has over 14 years of experience in higher education entrepreneurial programming and MBA consulting practicums.  She has consulted over 100 enterprises and tax-exempt organizations alongside her MBA students in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland.

Georgia holds board positions with Big Water Creative Arts, and Harbor Inc.  She is a member of the Petoskey Noon Rotary Club and leads the STRIVE youth program.  She also serves as a member of the Leadership Little Traverse Steering Committee.