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
113A Merrill Hall, 700 Pelham Road
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.