Carol A Johns is the Center Director of the FSBDC at Hillsborough County. In her present role, Mrs. Johns manages the delivery of business consulting and training to existing and start-up businesses throughout Hillsborough County. A specialist in finance, she helps businesses with financial and cash flow management as well as loan packaging and helps to identify the best financing option.
Prior to joining Hillsborough County’s Economic Development Department in March 2014, Mrs. Johns founded and operated GIM Associates, LLC a management consulting and training firm established in 1997 in Philadelphia, PA and relocating to New Tampa Florida in 2010. Mrs. Johns retired the firm after 17 years of operations.
Previously a bank executive, Carol has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry with nearly 20 years in small business, church and non-profit lending. Mrs. Johns is an adjunct professor with Saint Leo University, Hillsborough Community College and Pasco Hernando Community College teaching business, management, business finance and entrepreneurship.
Carol holds a Master of Business Administration degree as well as a number of certifications including being certified as a Business Consultant, Curriculum Designer and an Accreditation as a Business Planning Advisor helping individuals plan an exit strategy.