ISBDC Team

Doug Claybourn

Southwest ISBDC Business Advisor
DClaybourn@ISBDC.org

Doug enjoys helping ISBDC clients and has been doing so for over five years. He has a background in sports and news reporting, management and banking. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Indiana. His clients benefit from his diverse business experience.

He is active in Crossroads Christian Church, USI Varsity Club, Reitz R-Men’s Club, Helfrich Hills Men’s Club and is a past president of the USI Alumni Association.

Doug is a native of Evansville and is married to Christi. They have three children, six grandchildren and two cats.  Doug spends his spare time traveling and playing golf.

Julie Folz

Southwest ISBDC Business Advisor
JFolz@ISBDC.org

Julie is our newest business advisor and works with clients to evaluate business ideas, develop marketing plans and create strong growth strategies. She has a background in Sales and Marketing and earned her degree from Purdue University.

She is an Evansville native and is active in the community with a specific passion for serving the less fortunate. She is on the Board of Ozanam Family Shelter and is a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Julie also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and is involved in Leadership Evansville.

Julie enjoys playing golf and pool in addition to traveling with her husband, George.  They have two grown daughters.

Wendy Neal

Southwest ISBDC Office Administrator
WNeal@ISBDC.org

Wendy Neal resides with her husband of 24 years, Heath, in the Northside of Evansville. Born and bred Hoosiers, Wendy and Heath are newly empty nesters with their fur babies Molly a Dachshund and Willie, a Corgi mix. They raised their son, Chase, while Wendy simultaneously developed her professional skills.

With a desire to be continually challenged and a passion for helping people, Wendy brings 30+ years of customer service, financial knowledge, production/manufacturing, and operational support experience to her new role as ISBDC southwest’s Office Administrator. From Managing a local, family owned pet store, designing floral arrangements at a local boutique, to working as a mortgage loan serving specialist for a local credit union, Wendy has first hand knowledge on the importance of small business development and is excited for the opportunity to help our regional businesses thrive. 

“My families’ strong small business history with Evansville is very close to my heart. When I decided to seek a more rewarding path in my career, this was the perfect fit for me. I am proud to be a part of an organization that continues to support our growth as a community.” Connect with Wendy to start your small business journey today!

Grant Glackman

Southwest ISBDC Business Advisor
GGlackman@ISBDC.org

Grant is a recently retired Partner from BKD, LLP.  He was a tax partner in the firm for 28 years  and served as industry director for WealthPlan services for the East Region of BKD.  In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he was also a Certified Financial Planner and was involved in estate and succession planning for closely held businesses.  Prior to Olive, LLP’s merger with BKD, he was the partner responsible for business valuations.  He’s been a frequent guest speaker for various local and state organizations on tax and planning issues and also presented at several BKD national tax seminars.

Grant works part-time with the Southwest Indiana SBDC.