Small business center adds senior advisor

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PITTSFIELD — Mark Avnet has been hired as a senior business advisor at the Berkshire Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center in Pittsfield. Avnet previously operated his own professional development and business consulting firm, following a multi-faceted career in marketing and advertising. He worked with and advised advertising agency clients for Nestle, Coca-Cola and Mattel, among others, and an industry-lauded Learning and Development agency group that focused on manager and leadership growth. Avnet holds master's degrees from New York University and Fielding Graduate University in media psychology and interactive communication. His academic career includes professorships at NYU, Syracuse University, Marist College, and Virginia Commonwealth University's Brandcenter, among others. He lives in Pittsfield with his wife, Lisa.



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