Nema Etheridge

Nema Etheridge

Area Director

Nema joined the UGA SBDC in 2021 with more than 15 years experience working with Georgia small businesses.

Prior to joining the SBDC, she served as the marketing director for a Georgia-based coffee company that serves customers in wholesale, e-commerce and brick-and-mortar settings. She has worked in a variety of roles in small business, gaining experience in branding, communications, digital marketing, restaurant hospitality and management, sales, and strategic planning. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta, is fluent in French and speaks conversational Spanish.


  • BA (Political Science), McGill University
  • MPA (Economic Development & Planning), Georgia State University
  • Regional Economic & Leadership Development class, 2014


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