Rhett Davis Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 6

Rhett Davis has been named small business advocate for Region 6, representing Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

In his role, Davis will be the direct link between the region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small business associations, and the Office of Advocacy.

Davis has been working on behalf of small business interests in the Louisiana public policy arena throughout his professional career.

He has been active in business friendly causes and campaigns in Louisiana, serving as a political consultant and coordinating state and national leadership conferences.

A small business owner himself — owning a small business that specialized in direct mail — Davis has also served as a regulatory advisor to a pesticide manufacturer.

The advocate received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Louisiana State University. He is married and has four children.

“Rhett Davis is a wonderful addition to our team,” said Major Clark III, acting Chief Counsel for Advocacy. “Small business owners in these states have an exceptional advocate in Mr. Davis. His experience in public policy and as a small business owner will allow him to immediately start making meaningful contributions to the Office of Advocacy’s role as the small business watchdog for unnecessary and overly burdensome regulations.”

The Office of Advocacy’s regional advocates help identify new issues and concerns of small business owners in the nation’s 10 federal regions. They also monitor the impact of federal and state policies on small business at the local level. They work closely with local government officials, state officials and legislators and the chief counsel for advocacy to develop programs and policies that help, rather than hinder, small business growth.

Davis said, “It is a great honor to advocate for the small businesses of Region 6. Hard-working Americans deserve to have their voices heard, and we are listening very closely to what they have to say.”