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SBDC at UNF employees receive CBCP designation

The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida announced today that Robert Myers and Cathryn Hagan have received their Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) Designation from Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), whose certifications are recognized worldwide as the professional credential in business continuity management.

In order to obtain certification, applicants must complete a two-part process that includes a qualifying examination and an application that is reviewed by a panel of experts in business continuity. DRII’s CBCP certification is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated knowledge and skill in the business continuity and disaster recovery industry. Additionally, regular recertification requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education and industry activities.

Myers and Hagan are the first in the Florida SBDC network to earn the designation and are among only a few in the ASBDC national network.

About Robert Myers: Joining the UNF Small Business Development Center in 1992, Myers is responsible for management assistance efforts in Duval as well as surrounding counties. Being a former business owner, he has over 20 years experience in sales, finance, marketing, product development and computer information systems. In his business career, he was involved in startups, acquisitions, divestiture, venture funding, small business loans and many other small business matters.

About Cathy Hagan: As an Area Director for the SBDC for over 16 years, Hagan facilitates workshops and meets one-on-one with existing and potential business owners. She serves on the Florida SBDC’s statewide Business Continuity & Risk Management Team, helping small businesses prepare for and respond to disasters. Hagan earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University and her Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the SBDC, she worked in the field of marketing and training in both the health insurance and banking industries. She is a member of Oceanside Rotary and a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville’s Class of 2002.

About The SBDC at UNF: Since 1976, the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida has helped over 30,000 small businesses in an 18-county area. The SBDC at UNF provides assistance through management advice and technical training with little to no-cost to the potential, fledgling and/or well-established small business owners. For additional information, see

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