Meet Our Consultants

Paul Wilson, Jr.

Area Director

BBA, Supply Management, University of San Diego

MS, Organizational Management, Capella University
Paul has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, procurement, marketing, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic analysis, operational planning, leadership development, contract writing, video marketing, video production, training and curriculum development. Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and educational institutions, Paul brings a diverse wealth of knowledge, perspective, and skills to the small business community.

Donald Lamar

Business Consultant

MBA, Georgia State University
BSEE, Prairie View A&M University
Emory University, Big Data Certification                                                                 Donald Lamar
With over 20 years of practical executive and entrepreneurial leadership, Donald Lamar brings a wealth of experience to organizations, businesses, and institutions by teaching, coaching, and guiding them to reach goals and other key measure of success leveraging a unique combination of technical and strategic abilities.

Prior to joining UGA-SBDC, Donald co-founded Drayton, Drayton & Lamar Inc., as well as, owned, managed and operated businesses in the technology, restaurant, and management consulting industries. In addition, Mr. Lamar has worked as a senior business consultant for countless small business across the nation applying his knowledge of industry specializations in government contracting, systems integration, and general business management. In addition to his technical skills in management consulting, Mr. Lamar has provided direct leadership training and educational instruction at an executive level, as well as, developed and implemented diverse engineering-based curriculums as a middle school STEM teacher who motivates students through positive encouragement and the reinforcement of concepts through interactive classroom instruction and observation.

Alicia Johnson

Program Coordinator

BBA, Supply Management, University of San Diego

MS, Organizational Management, Capella University
Alicia joined the UGA SBDC at Georgia State University team in February 2020, initially as an Administrative Assistant, and later transitioned into the role of Program Coordinator.

During her professional career, she acquired varied skills and has been trained and developed in numerous corporate settings, including digital marketing, contract preparation, and administration. Her experience spans across industries such as Hospitality, Chemical Distribution, and Sales. Within the last sixteen years, she has served in roles such as Office Manager, Termite Inspector, Executive Assistant, Events Manager, Contract Administrator, and Client Relations Manager.

Ms. Johnson has a love and passion for the small business community which led her to own and operate multiple businesses. She is a Georgia-licensed Notary Public and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business. Her experience as an entrepreneur, along with a strong administrative and customer service background, positions her well to positively impact the business community in the Fulton County area.