Craig Zamzow, a former contract faculty member and the former director of PSU’s Small Business Institute, passed away in September 2013. He was named a Small Business Institute (SBI) Fellow, the organization’s highest honor. In presenting the award to Zamzow, SBI Fellows Director Matthew C. Sonfield of Hofstra University said Zamzow’s track record of excellence over two decades overseeing PSU’s SBI program made him a deserving recipient of the national honor. PSU’s Small Business Institue will be renamed in Zamzow’s honor, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen announced recently.
Zamzow, who retired from PSU in 2012, had more than 30 years of experience in high-tech sales and marketing, including a position as sales training manager, and numerous director of marketing roles. He also worked as an independent consultant and founded the Productivity Institute. Zamzow had also been vice president of sales and marketing for two companies, owner of four small businesses, and had taught at the college level for more than 10 years.
Degrees and Education
- Consortium for Executive Development, Babson College
- MBA, Rivier College
- BSEE, Iowa State University
Awards and Distinctions
- Named a Small Business Institute (SBI) Fellow, the organization’s highest honor.
- Showcase Award, 2003-2004
- Business Person of the Year, Waterville Valley Region Chambers of Commerce, 2001-2002