Procurement Assistance at
Jacksonville State University

Alabama Small Business Development Center
at Jacksonville State UniversityService Area: Blount, Cherokee, St. Clair, Calhoun, Cleburne , Talladega , Counties in East Alabama
115 College St. SW, 6101 SBIC
Jacksonville, AL 36265


Mr. Ken Grissom, Center Director / Government Procurement Specialist

Ken Grissom, Alabama SBDC at Jacksonvlle State University

Ken has been with the JSU SBDC since 2011. Utilizing his business background has allowed Ken to bring first-hand knowledge to those he counsels. He has many years’ experience in the restaurant industry and also commercial development. Ken has an MBA and a BS degree in Accounting, both from Jacksonville State University. The Alabama SBDC recognized him for assisting the most businesses created during 2012. Ken was awarded the ASBDC Alabama State Star in 2013 for his contributions to the small business community. He is VA-certified CVE Verification Counselor, Alabama SBDC Network Certified Business Advisor, and a Certified Procurement and Technical Assistance Counselor. He is a charter member of the Board of Directors for the Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame and also serves as a team captain for Relay for Life. Ken and his wife Julia live in Piedmont. They have two grown sons and one grandson.


Ms. Lindsay S. Frey, Procurement Specialist

Lindsay Frey, Alabama SBDC at Jacksonvlle State UniversityLindsay is the newest member of the JSU SBDC.  Before accepting this position she spent two years in the Anniston Army Depot’s Contracting Office, mainly assisting in the Office of Small Business Programs.  Lindsay also offers eleven years of experience in sales, marketing, and community outreach to assist her clients.  She ran her family’s jewelry business for seven years and was a marketing manager/community outreach manager for a large chain of non-profit dental offices in the area for four years.  Lindsay is a 2004 JSU graduate with a B.S. in Marketing.  She is a Leadership Calhoun County and Leadership Cleburne County graduate.  Lindsay is married to her husband, Tom and has a five year old daughter named Scarlett.