Office of Advocacy Appoints Will Purcell to Serve as Director of Regional Affairs

SBA Number: 22-04 ADV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Advocacy in the U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce Will Purcell has been appointed to serve as the Director of Regional Affairs. As Director, Purcell will manage regional advocates across the United States and Territories. The Office of Advocacy has regional advocates in each of the 10 SBA regions. They identify new issues and concerns of small business owners. They work closely with local government officials and legislators, the Director of Regional Affairs, and the Chief Counsel for Advocacy to develop programs and policies that support small business growth.

Purcell is a seasoned executive, consultant, and lawyer with more than 20 years of efforts leading small businesses and helping them succeed. He has extensive expertise in legal and regulatory frameworks for small business.

“We are excited to welcome Will to his role as the Regional Affairs Director,” said Deputy Chief Counsel Major L. Clark, III. “His background working with small businesses as a consultant and lawyer has prepared him to take on the challenging role of Director of Regional Affairs.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve small businesses and other stakeholders within the Office of Advocacy under the leadership of Major Clark”, said Purcell. “I look forward to working with the regional advocates on small business regulatory issues and other concerns.”

Will Purcell will be working out of the Advocacy office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at

Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office. The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers. Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern. Regional advocates and an office in Washington, D.C., support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit, or call (202) 205-6533.

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Emily Williams