Joan Powers

Center Director,
SUNY Onondaga Community College SBDC

Joan Powers is the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Onondaga Community College.  She has been with the SBDC since 1996, first as a Business Advisor, Assistant Director and as Director since 2013. 

Joan has extensive experience in accounting related fields. Prior to joining the SBDC, she worked in the private sector for almost 20 years handling the payroll for 5000 employees, plus sales and property taxes for the largest Burger King franchise in the country.

Joan is a Board of Trustee member for the Greater Syracuse Business Development Corporation (GSBDC).  She is also a board member of Women TIES (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success), a company dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs expand their local, state and regional marketplace in New York State. 

She received her B.A. and M.S. degree in Accounting from Syracuse University.