America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa (SBDC) has announced Elizabeth Christensen is the new regional director of the Western Iowa SBDC, located at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. Christensen will serve new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in Pottawattamie, Shelby, Harrison, Page, Mills, Cass and Fremont counties. She has 20 years of experience working with local small businesses on marketing, processes and growth. She has worked in information technology project management, helped over 120 American college and university administrative teams implement a new transcript and diploma platform and worked with several aerospace startups on solutions for strategic growth. Christensen graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Business Management School and is a 2020 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship of technology. She moved back to Council Bluffs in 2020 to be near family. Her role with the SBDC began in June. She can be reached at The SBDC is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations.