Dr. Richard Schnitker

Dr. Richard Schnitker

Business Consultant

Prior to joining the University of Georgia SBDC, Richard Schnitker served in the United States Army, Military Police Corps, retiring after 24+ years of service as a Command Sergeants Major. Since retiring in 2005, he worked for numerous security contracts both commercial and government as a program manager. Richard also served with World Associates in Aqaba Jordon, teaching business concepts and service hospitality under USAID at Aqaba University – which supported the local hotels and business owners. Richard also worked as the Executive Director / CEO for a 501(3) (c) organization.

Richard utilizes his vast experiences in the military, contracting and business owner to promote the UGA SBDC.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Faulkner University)
  • Master of Arts in Leadership (Luther Rice College and Seminary)
  • Doctorate of Education, Leadership and Management (Capella University)
  • Graduate of the U.S. Army Command Sergeants Major Academy, Class 51


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