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The Team

Joanne Randolph, President & CEO

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Joanne Randolph is the President & CEO of the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA). She is the former President & CEO of BizTech, Huntsville’s technology incubator, which she helped launch in 1997.

Ms. Randolph has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and spent the first 20 years of her career in the IT industry, working for NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center and Grumman Data Systems. Ms. Randolph began exploring small business opportunities in the early 90’s, an adventure that equipped her with experience in entrepreneurship, business management, mentoring, business incubation, international marketing, and telecommunications. In the late 90’s, Ms. Randolph applied her diverse background and expertise to the non-profit sector and found her calling.

Under Ms. Randolph’s leadership, the Women’s Business Center was selected as the Alabama 2010 “Women’s Business Center of Excellence” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the 2010 BBB of North Alabama Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the 2007 “Non-Profit of the Year” by the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce. The SBA selected Ms. Randolph as the 2007 “Women in Business Champion” for the State of Alabama and the 6-state region. She was also selected as the 2006 Small Business Advocate of the Year by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) for the Lower South Region comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Texas.

In 2012, Alabama Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey appointed Ms. Randolph to the State Personnel Board, the State Employee’s Insurance Board, and the State Flexible Benefits Board.

Ms. Randolph is currently on the Board of Directors of the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC), a national organization of 100+ WBCs. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Alabama, serving on the Executive Committee as the District Chairman for North Alabama. She is currently a member of BancorpSouth Advisory Board for the Huntsville market, the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Economic Development, the Huntsville Rotary Club, the Women’s Economic Development Council, the NDIA/TVC Small Business Council, and the Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT).

She is a graduate of the 2000 Huntsville-Madison County Leadership Class and the 2003 Leadership Alabama Class. She was the 2005-2006 Chair of the Leadership Huntsville-Madison County Alumni Association and the 2011-2012 Chair of the Leadership Management Academy, a new leadership program she helped to launch.


 Erin Bloxham Curtis, Chief Operating Officer

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Katie Williams, Program Director, Woman's Business Center

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Floyd Martin, Deputy Project Manager, TechRich

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Laura Lopez, Bookkeeper

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Meagan Reeves, Client Relations Manager

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Hannah Jo Sharp, Project Assistant, TechRich

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