Office of Advocacy Appoints Jennifer Clark to Serve as Regional Advocate for Region 10

SBA Number: 23-01 ADV

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Office of Advocacy in the U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce Jennifer Clark has been named Region 10 Advocate. Representing Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, Clark will be the link between northwestern small businesses and the Office of Advocacy.

Clark brings over 25 years of leadership experience in government and marketing. Recently, she created programming to increase entrepreneurship among STEM-trained women as a Senior Advisor for STEM to Market (S2M). Between 2011 and 2017, Clark served as a Regional Advocate in the Office of Advocacy, advising and representing the small business community in Region 10. Previously, Clark worked as the National Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Human Resources for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Jennifer Clark back to the Office of Advocacy,” said Deputy Chief Counsel Major L. Clark, III. “Her knowledge and experience in women-owned business and STEM work is an asset for Advocacy, and we look forward to working with her again.”

“It is an honor to return to Region 10 as Advocate,” said Jennifer Clark. “I look forward to working with the northwest businesses and addressing their concerns to Washington, DC.”

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.

Jennifer Clark can be reached via email 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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