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Indria Gillespie Biography

Indria Gillespie
Small Business
Deputy Sector Navigator

Central Valley & Mother Lode


Indria Gillespie has been the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator for the Sacramento Region for over two years. Prior to this, she was the Director of the Sierra College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for over five years and the Manager of the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) for nearly two years. Both the SBDC and the VBOC were federal programs under the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Ms. Gillespie has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communications from Northeastern Illinois University and MBA with an emphasis in Marketing, magna cum laude, from National University. She has also taught Risk Analysis, Responding to Governmental RFPs, Business Planning, Marketing, and Public Relations at the University of the Phoenix; CSUS, Continuing Education; San Joaquin Delta College; and Feather River College. Ms. Gillespie is also a serial entrepreneur and a U.S. military veteran.

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