Project Manager | Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Elissa Gibbs

Gibbs serves as the Project Manager for Entrepreneurship and Small Business at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. In this role, she is responsible for the development of tools, resources, programming, and thought leadership pieces that advance the state of veteran and military spouse owned businesses. She works to increase opportunities for those businesses in the public marketplace and as suppliers to the private sector. Additionally, she strives to increase their access to capital, encourage their certification and classification, as well build valuable relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Previously, Gibbs served with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) as the Program Coordinator for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) and Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) programs and as an Advisor for the Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP). Prior to her work with the IVMF, Gibbs worked with active duty military and civilian budget analysts, financial analysts, and comptrollers, in the Defense Programs office at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. Gibbs holds a Master of Social Science degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.