Fran Scarlett


Lecturer of Entrepreneurship

Cameron Hall
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC   28403 - 5664
Phone: 910-962-2157
Fax: 910.962.2116
Email: scarlettf [ scarlettf AT uncw DOT edu ]
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Fran Scarlett is the regional director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As regional director, Scarlett is responsible for providing direction and coordination of the business and economic development activities of the Wilmington Center, which serves seven counties in partnership with its host institution, UNCW’s Cameron School of Business. Scarlett’s extensive experience as a business strategy consultant, an entrepreneur and a corporate executive is invaluable in her role with the SBTDC. She specializes in helping companies recognize and leverage the strengths of their business units and maximize their potential for revenue growth. Her experience working with companies across several industries has prepared her well for assessing the situations of businesses large and small and recommending efficient, sustainable solutions. Scarlett received her MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Boston University. Prior to her current position, she ran her own management consulting firm, Scarlett Ink Media, providing strategic and tactical consulting to media, biotech and non-profit organizations. Prior to that, she was creator and general manager of the custom publishing division of a major newspaper and Internet company. Scarlett is an adjunct faculty member of the management department of the Cameron School and teaches Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Cameron Executive Advisory Board and currently serves on the program committee for the NC Entrepreneurship Summit. The SBTDC office at UNC Wilmington is consistently one of the highest performing in the state. As part of the Cameron School of Business, the center participates in the innovative MBA Learning Alliance program, which pairs MBA student teams with local and regional companies. The program enhances the educational experience of UNCW’s students while providing professional-level growth projects and consultation to regional companies.

  • MBA, Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1990
  • Bachelors, Mass Communication, Boston College, 1985

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