Office of Advocacy Appoints John Hart to Serve as Regional Advocate for Western States

SBA Number: 22-07 ADV

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Office of Advocacy in the U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce John Hart has been appointed to serve as the Region 8 Advocate. Representing Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, North Dakota, and South Dakota, Hart will be the link between western small businesses and the Office of Advocacy.

Hart brings over 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sector. He is a licensed lawyer in the State of Colorado and has extensive experience in the small business community. He recently served in the same role as Regional Advocate for Advocacy, advising and representing the small business community in Region 8. Hart has prior experience managing a housing portfolio for Baltimore Housing and the City of Baltimore. He has recently served on the Colorado Governor’s Small Business Counsel and the Colorado Small Business Development Center Advisory Board.

“It is a pleasure to welcome John Hart back to the Office of Advocacy,” said Deputy Chief Counsel Major L. Clark, III. “John’s work with the small business community is an asset for Advocacy, and we look forward to working with him.”

“I am happy to return to Region 8 as Advocate,” said Hart. “I look forward to working with western businesses and relaying their concerns back to our nation’s capital.”

The Office of Advocacy has regional advocates in each of the 10 federal regions. This team identifies new issues and concerns of small business owners. They work closely with local government officials, state officials and legislators, and the Chief Counsel for Advocacy to develop programs and policies that support small business growth.

John Hart will be working out of the SBA office in Denver 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, DC, 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