Ellen Thrasher

Economic Development Business Consultant

Ellen Thrasher

A member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, Ellen had three decades of experience in the legislative and executives branches of government, including 14 years on the personal staff of Senator Barry Goldwater. During her most recent tenure as Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship Education, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), she led the National SCORE program, the largest network of volunteer expert business mentors in the country, as well as the SBA’s online virtual Learning Center and young entrepreneur initiative. Of particular note is the highly successful Emerging Leaders Program now in its tenth year, an intensive executive-level