Office of Advocacy Appoints Stephanie Fekete to Serve as Director of Interagency Affairs

SBA Number: 23-06 ADV                                                                                  

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Office of Advocacy in the U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce Stephanie Fekete has been appointed to serve as the Director of the Office of Interagency Affairs. The Office of Interagency Affairs leads Advocacy’s efforts to monitor federal agencies’ compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act. As director, Fekete will oversee these efforts and work with Advocacy’s team of attorneys to ensure small businesses are treated fairly in the regulatory process.

Fekete began her work at Advocacy as the Regulatory Fellow and Intern in 2014. She served as the law clerk in 2016 before leaving to work as counsel for the House Small Business Committee from July 2017 to January 2019. In 2019, she returned to Advocacy as the Assistant Chief Counsel for Congressional and Legislative Affairs and spent a three-year stint as Acting Director of Information.

“Stephanie has served Advocacy in many capacities over the years, and we’re excited for her to take on this new role,” said Deputy Chief Counsel Major L. Clark III. “She is deeply familiar with Advocacy’s mission, and as director of the Interagency team, American small businesses are in good hands.”

“I am honored to continue serving American small businesses in a new capacity,” said Fekete. “As director, I look forward to organizing and marshalling Advocacy’s efforts to ensure agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act to ensure the small business community is not unfairly harmed by regulatory efforts.”

Stephanie Fekete 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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