SFBI has assembled an excellent and experienced team which consists of 2 full-time and 3 part time staff and consultants in a number of fields including 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 expansion to #0,00sqf of the facility and program in 2001 and most recently spearheaded the installation of a state-of-the-art shared 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 (iBIA), the world’s lead Business Incubation organization with 2,000 members in 50 countries. Marie has led trainings and presentations on business incubation and economic development in New Mexico, throughout the United States and globally. She was instrumental in developing the State of New Mexico’s Certified Business Incubator program. She is a 2014-2016 appointee to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Development Advisory Council and 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.
Sean O’Shea, Program Director joined the staff in 2013. He was formerly project manager at Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation in Alaska. During his time in Fairbanks he established programs such as Think Local, KIVA Zip Microfinance Program and helped launch The Fairbanks Prospector Commercial Property and GIS site, The Film Council and The Young Professionals Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Philadelphia University with a BA in Anthropology. Sean’s experience with AmeriCorps VISTA and his stint as an entrepreneur (owner and operations director of OSI On-Sight Security and Investigations in Philadelphia) brings a deep wealth of entrepreneurial and business knowledge to the SFBI team.
Jessica Moose, Program Manager joined the staff at the beginning of 2018. Jessica holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s in General Management and a minor in Psychology. During her MBA program Jessica managed all of the social media for UNM’s Innovation Academy and volunteered at career fairs and technology showcases. Jessica has over five years of customer service experience in the retail industry allowing her to reach all levels of stakeholders. Her experience with the University of New Mexico’s technology transfer company, STC.UNM, brings a wide range of skills in market research and economic development to SFBI.
Magdalene Ohnesorgen, Office Manager joined the staff in 2011. She holds a BFA from Arizona State University, with graduate work in Museum and Native American Studies both at ASU and at the University of New Mexico. Previous to joining the staff she managed the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts managing their retail operations and the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery. As part of her duties she has handled all aspects of retail sales management, marketing analysis, 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.