Administrator Guzman applauds President Biden’s new appointments to US Small Business Administration

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Washington DC, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzmanhead of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and President Biden’s cabinet voice for America’s 33 million small businesses, praised a new list of key Biden-Harris administration appointees in critical positions at the SBA.

“With President Biden’s appointment of these talented individuals, the SBA will continue to strengthen its ability to deliver to America’s small businesses and the communities they serve,” said Administrator Guzman. “I know they will work hard alongside the mission-driven SBA team to provide our capital, entrepreneurial development, and disaster recovery resources to advance our country’s economy.”

The appointees and their roles are listed by office below:

Administrator’s office

Liz Murray, Director of Planning and Advance. Ms. Murray brings nearly a decade of experience working for several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congressmen Steve Israel and Brad Sherman, and Congresswomen Louise Slaughter, Abigail Spanberger and Katie Porter. . Prior to SBA, she served as Director of Policy and Executive Operations at SKDK, specializing in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and media relations for a range of corporate, non-profit, and corporate clients. , advocacy and crisis. Ms. Murray attended the Catholic University of America. She is originally from Delmar, New York.

Jessica Reeves, Director of Public Engagement. Prior to joining the SBA, Ms. Reeves led projects for organizations such as YWCA, Rock the Vote, and Supermajority, as well as local and national clients with a focus on reaching and engaging diverse communities. An experienced small business owner and nonprofit leader who has worked at the intersection of media, politics, and culture, she also co-founded Support Latino Business, a nonprofit focused on supporting businesses owned by of Latinos. Previously, Ms. Reeves also served as Chief Operating Officer of Voto Latino, where she led the growth of the organization to register half a million voters, as well as developing key initiatives such as the first shared rides to ballot boxes with Lyft and Uber and introduces new technologies to register young voters. She attended Boston College and Georgetown University.

Tyler Robinson, Special Assistant. Prior to joining the SBA, Mr. Robinson worked in the nonprofit industry, helping to establish outreach programs for community organizations and on several political campaigns in North Carolina and Iowa. Most recently, he worked as the regional political director in North Carolina for the Biden campaign and the coordinated Fight for North Carolina campaign. Mr. Robinson attended North Carolina State University.

Quinn Carrigan, confidential assistant in the administrator’s office. Prior to joining the SBA, Mr. Carrigan worked as a transcription editor and producer for the Federal Network, a nonpartisan media outlet reporting on the US Congress. Additionally, he served as a Biden-Harris presidential campaign organizer in various states. After Election Day in November 2020, Mr. Carrigan organized the Warnock and Ossoff campaigns in the Georgia Senate runoff. He attended the University of Arizona.

Communications and Public Relations Office

Christina Hale, Associate Administrator. Prior to the SBA, Ms. Hale served as a communications manager at the US International Development Finance Corporation, where she oversaw the agency’s strategic communications, including planning, development and implementation. In 2012, Ms. Hale was elected to the Indiana General Assembly where she passed more than 60 bills focused on improving conditions for business owners and was named a Small Business Champion. She has led teams, projects and offices in the United States and several countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Ms. Hale was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and attended Purdue University.

Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs

Tommy Walker, Deputy Associate Administrator. Prior to joining the SBA, Mr. Walker spent 12 years in a variety of roles on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he served as Policy Director of the Senate Rules Committee. Earlier in his career, he worked as a legislative assistant in charge of a broad economic portfolio for Senator Amy Klobuchar and as deputy chief of staff, in addition to other roles, for Congresswoman Diana DeGette. Mr. Walker attended Carleton College and Johns Hopkins University.

The new appointees join previously appointees and thousands of career SBA officials who have worked tirelessly to equitably provide economic relief to small American businesses, innovative startups and disaster-affected communities and execute the Administrator Guzman’s priorities as the Agency reinvents itself to better support entrepreneurs. through all stages of their life cycle as we move into stable and steady growth.

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About the United States Small Business Administration

The United States Small Business Administration helps fuel the American dream of business ownership. As the single, go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the resources and support they need to start, grow, or grow their business, or recover from a declared crisis. disaster. It provides services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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