Aikta Marcoulier, former director of partnership marketing for Professional Bull Riders Inc., will serve as the new director of the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Venkat Reddy, dean of the College of Business, announced Marcoulier’s selection May 15 after reviewing more than 100 applicants during a six-month search. Since 2004, Marcoulier worked in marketing positions for Professional Bull Riders in Pueblo, most recently as director of partnership marketing. Previously, she worked as a project manager for the Native American Sports Council, Colorado Springs.
“Aikta stood out as one who truly understands how the SBDC can be a major contributor to the economic vitality of our region,” Reddy said. “She is passionate about partnership marketing and its possibilities, and we look forward to assisting her as she develops the organization to its full potential.”
Marcoulier holds a master’s degree in global management from the University of Phoenix and undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology from the University of Iowa.
The SBDC operates as a part of the College of Business and offers business consulting and training that assists small businesses in El Paso and Teller County.