Office of Advocacy Appoints David Tokarz to Serve as Director of Information

SBA Number: 23-04 ADV

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) in the U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce David Tokarz has been appointed to serve as the Director of the Office of Information. The Office of Information presents the public face of Advocacy and works to execute Advocacy’s communications and outreach efforts at the direction of the chief counsel. As director, Tokarz will manage the day-to-day operations of the office and oversee production and distribution of Advocacy products and materials.

Tokarz started in Advocacy in February 2020 as an editor and served as senior editor beginning in November 2021. While at Advocacy, Tokarz has worked with Advocacy staff to modernize the Office of Information and ensure the strongest possible outreach efforts. He earned his PhD in communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2019.

“David has been a critical member of the Office of Advocacy for the past several years,” said Deputy Chief Counsel Major L. Clark III. “He has worked diligently to make Advocacy’s outreach efforts more successful, and we look forward to his continued efforts on behalf of America’s small businesses.”

“Small businesses are the engine that drives the American economy, and I am grateful for the opportunity to help them succeed,” said Tokarz. “I look forward to working with all my colleagues at Advocacy to ensure that our message reaches policymakers, stakeholders, and our nation’s small business owners.”

David Tokarz will continue working out of Advocacy’s office in Washington, D.C., and is best 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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