It is with bittersweet sentiment that we invite you to join us in wishing Victoria Hofmann, the Alaska SBDC’s Development & Training Program Supervisor, the best of luck as her last day approaches on April 16th.
Victoria joined the Alaska SBDC team in Anchorage from Walla Walla, Washington, and in her four-year tenure, she identified process improvements that led to the revitalization and relaunch of the Alaska SBDC workshop program.
Victoria managed the robust statewide training and development program to provide intentional and relevant small business education to Alaskans. She further pivoted the workshop program entirely online during the COVID-19 pandemic to support Alaskans across the state while also hosting daily COVID-19 related business briefings with key leaders from The Foraker Group, the Small Business Administration, and the State of Alaska to ensure information was shared quickly, efficiently, and accurately. In FY20 alone, her efforts directly benefited over 6,200 Alaskans from 112 communities across the state and allowed the Alaska SBDC to host close to 400 workshops on various hot topics.
Victoria has always said she takes great pride in creating new and lasting relationships with partners and communities across the state. Even more than her professional abilities, Victoria will be missed for her amazing optimism, kindness, and ability to make everyone she worked with feel valued.
Though we’re saddened not to work alongside Victoria each day, we are thrilled for her to be leaving us to begin her own entrepreneurial journey. She leaves us in the excellent hands of Emily Glascock, former Lemonade Day Alaska VISTA and current Alaska SBDC Workshop Coordinator.
From all of us at the Alaska SBDC – Thank you for your commitment, innovation, and can-do attitude, Victoria! Your team at the Alaska SBDC is so proud of what you have accomplished, is grateful for your contributions, and wishes you the absolute best as you begin this next chapter of your career. We are rooting for you!