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Aug. 16, 2013Maryville, MO |  By: Marsh

Northwest SBTDC

A Northwest Missouri State University alumnus has been named director of the University's Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) in Chillicothe.

As center director, alumnus Matthew Trussell will provide leadership, expertise, and training to business clients. Trussell also works closely with Northwest's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Regional Director for the SBTDC and Director for the CIE, Larry Lee, says Trussell was chosen as director in part because of his skills and strength in financial analysis.

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Trussell holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Science in Education from Northwest Missouri State University. He assumes a position vacated by Steve Holt, who retired in June. Trussell most recently taught with Chillicothe School District and was self-employed as a home repairman. From 2005 to 2012, Trussell was a vocational agriculture instructor and physical education instructor in Bosworth. He taught agricultural science and finance, exploratory agriculture, and agriculture business and leadership. From 1992 to 2008, Trussell worked with Tater Creek Angus, an entrepreneurial enterprise that coordinated the breeding and selection of cows for artificial insemination.