Will Katz

Director, KU Small Business Development Center
Primary office:
718 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044



KU Small Business Development Center (KU-SBDC)


Will has been a resident of Lawrence, Kansas since 1986. He came to Lawrence as an undergraduate at KU where he studied Philosophy and Russian. He received his B.A. in 1993, and earned his KU MBA in 2001.

He brings to this position a variety of professional and management experience from companies both large and small. He spent seventeen years at E and E Display Group, beginning in 1987 and culminating with a stint as Production Manager. He has also served as a leader in Fortune 50 companies--General Motors and Target.

He is passionate about working with small businesses to help them succeed in our community and surrounding communities. He is eager to promote entrepreneurship in his role as Director of the KU-KSBDC.

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