Lois holds nearly 30 years of financial management experience. Prior to her appointment, Knox served as Assistant Director for Business and Finance for the Florida SBDC Network State Office in Pensacola. In this role, she assisted in the financial management and operational oversight of the Network’s more than 40 centers across the state.
Prior to joining the Florida SBDC, Knox served as a grant manager for the University of West Florida and worked previously with small businesses in Ohio, Missouri, Georgia and Florida for over twenty years in helping set-up their financial reporting systems. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Akron and a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University. Knox received the Florida SBDC Network State Office Employee of the Year Award in 2013.