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Stephanie Marquardt

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Stephanie Marquardt is a government contracting consultant for the Florida APEX Accelerator at UNF. She has a passion for helping small businesses navigate the government contracting landscape. 

She was the COO for a small business government contractor where she helped the business grow the construction division and transition out of the 8(a) program. She co-founded and was the executive director of the Florida 8(a) Alliance, a nonprofit organization that provided training to small businesses interested in federal contracting. In this role, she helped hundreds of small businesses establish and grow their federal contracting imprint. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma process improvement practitioner. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, a master’s from Johns Hopkins University, an executive leadership certificate from Cornell University, is a graduate of the EOS® Integrator Masterclass and is a certified Director of Operations.

She is active in the Jacksonville Community serving on the board for the Women Business Owners of North Florida, Veteran Chamber of Commerce, and an advisory member to GrowFL.

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