Office of Advocacy Appoints Montez Diamond to Serve as Regional Advocate for Region 4

SBA Number: 22-09 ADV                                     

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Office of Advocacy in the U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce Montez Diamond has been appointed Region 4 Advocate. Representing Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Diamond will help Advocacy reach southern small businesses.

Before joining Advocacy, Diamond served as a Business Resource Partner that provided enterprises, anchor institutions, and municipalities administrative solutions to support their ability to compete for government contract procurements. She also served as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and a Juvenile Delinquency Mediator. She holds a Master of Science in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Howard University.

“We are excited to have Montez join the Advocacy team,” said Deputy Chief Counsel Major L. Clark, III. “Her experience advising small businesses in organizational management will be an asset to the Advocacy team and to Region 4.”

“I am excited to join Advocacy as Region 4 advocate,” said Diamond. “I look forward to working with southern businesses and ensuring their concerns are heard in Washington D.C.”

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.

Montez Diamond will be working out of the SBA office in Atlanta 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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