Hilary Claybourne

UAH SBDC/APEX Regional Director


Off-Campus - Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, 225 Church Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Ms. Claybourne holds a BS in Business Administration from The University of Alabama, with a focus on International Business and MBA from Boston University. She holds multiple Executive Certificates including Design Thinking from MIT and Cyber Security from Harvard.

She has over 20 years of business strategy experience working with Fortune 500 companies, startups, non-profits, The Department of Defense, The State Department, various government contractors and multiple education and training institutions. In Europe, she worked for the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, served as the CIO for a Military Hospital in Vicenza, Italy and lectured at several Universities. She was the founder and CEO of CC, Inc, where she focused on providing professional development and business leadership coaching from entrepreneurs to executives.

Ms. Claybourne’s commitment and success in working with the entrepreneurial community has been recognized by the Small Business Administration in awarding her the “SBA Veteran Entrepreneur Advocate of the Year” for the Southern Region and “Veteran Entrepreneur Champion” for the State of Alabama. As an advocate for continuous improvement, Ms. Claybourne serves on the Statewide Baldrige based Alabama Performance Excellence Award program (ALPex).

She is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville, Class 23, and has served in multiple supporting roles for the Leadership programs as well as the founding and program committees for Leadership Management Academy. Ms. Claybourne is currently serving as the Governor’s Appointee to the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. She serves on numerous non-profit boards dedicated to business and community engagement, has a passion for bringing teams together to collaborate for business and community success, and is committed to leadership and business and workforce development for the expansion of the entrepreneurial eco system in the Region.

For General Information

Email: sbdc@uah.edu