SFBI has assembled an excellent and experienced team which consists of 2 full-time and 3 part-time staff and 2 consultants in fields of marketing and development.
Marie Longserre, President and CEO of the Santa Fe Business Incubator participated in the groundbreaking ceremony in 1997, guided the fundraising and facility expansion to 30,000 square feet in 2001, and most recently, spearheaded the installation of a state-of-the-art BioScience lab.
A recognized leader in business incubation and entrepreneurial development, Marie served six years on the board and as Chair of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), the world’s leading business incubation organization with more than 2,000 members in 50 countries. She has led trainings and presentations on business incubation and economic development in New Mexico, throughout the United States, and globally. Marie was also instrumental in developing the State of New Mexico’s Certified Business Incubator program. An appointee to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Development Advisory Council from 2014-2016, she formerly served as the board treasurer of the New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation (SBIC). Under Marie’s leadership, SFBI has been presented numerous awards for excellence in economic development including recognition from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Economic Development Association.
Marie received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications and Education from the University of Texas and professional experience business management, accounting, and entrepreneurial coaching. Her recognitions include: “Who’s Who in Technology” – Technology Facilitator, NM; New Mexico’s “Entrepreneur Advocate of the Year” – WESST Corp/PNM; the Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women; “Business Woman of the Year” – Capital City Business & Professional Women; “Best Practices in Economic Development” - HUD John J. Gunther Award. She currently serves on multiple advisory councils and boards including the Rocky Mountain Incubation Collaborative.
Kelly Stanhope, Operations and Facility Manager joined the staff in 2019. She is a native Santa Fean and owns/operates her own business, Stanhope Consulting LLC. With a background in mediation, social psychology, and organizational development, Kelly helps business owners navigate change within their organization. Whether the business is going through ownership, leadership, cultural, or strategic change, Kelly creates the map, helps them prepare for the challenges, and, ultimately, aids companies in making it to their ideal destination. As part of her duties at the Incubator, she handles all aspects of financial reporting and planning, facilities oversight, and customer relations.
Gregory S. Dye, Accounting Manager joined the staff as part-time accountant in 2010. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Santa Fe Community College. Previously he served as Senior Financial Analyst for KSL Services for Los Alamos. Additional experience includes teaching at Northern New Mexico Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, and the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos. Dye also worked for the Small Business Development Center, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. He received a MBA from New Mexico State University. In addition, he received a BBA from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in Accounting and Finance.