Kathy Plisko

Kathy Plisko

Area Director

Kathy Plisko is the area director of the UGA SBDC at Georgia State University.


She brings a wealth of experience in financial services and process improvement to the organization. She spent 25+ years in the financial services industry, specifically underwriting and analyzing companies and negotiating legal documents for corporate asset-based transactions as an underwriter, underwriting manager, and portfolio manager.


Kathy has extensive experience in analyzing financial trends, running sensitivity analysis on cash flows, mentoring and training junior employees, process improvement, developing underwriting tools, and developing training programs for underwriters and portfolio managers. She also spent 7 years with a large multinational conglomerate as an auditor, process improvement facilitator, underwriter, and portfolio manager within their financial services division. Her experience spans across a broad range of industries including healthcare, transportation and shipping, manufacturing, service, and technology.


  • B.S. Erskine College, Due West, SC
  • MBA, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


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