Regional Advocates

Role of Advocates

Giving small employers a voice early in the process is key to reducing the negative impact of regulations on small businesses, increasing the level of regulatory compliance, and passing on cost savings to state economies. Regional Advocates help identify regulatory concerns of small business by monitoring the impact of federal and state policies at the grassroots level.

Map of Agency Regions

Reasons to Love Your Region

You can view the interactive content here.  Here are the Three Reasons to Love Your Region by Region:

Contact Your Advocate

Region I

Vacant
SBA
10 Causeway Street
Suite 265
Boston, MA 02222
O) 617-565-8418

Email:

Local SBA Resources: ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island,Vermont

Region II

Vacant

Christine Myers
SBA
26 Federal Plaza
Room 3100
New York, New York 10278
O) 212-264-7752

Email: Christine.Myers@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)

Local SBA Resources: New JerseyBuffaloNew YorkSyracusePuerto Rico

Region III

Elmo Rinaldi
SBA
1150 First Avenue
Suite 1001
King of Prussia, PA 19406
O) 610-382-3093
F) 202-481-0200

Email: Elmo.Rinaldi@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)

Local SBA Resources: DelawareDistrict of ColumbiaMarylandPhiladelphiaPittsburgh,VirginiaWest Virginia

Region IV

Bruce LeVell
SBA
233 Peachtree Street, NE., Suite 1800
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
O) 404-331-3081
F) 202-481-6410

Email: Bruce.LeVell@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)

Local SBA Resources: AlabamaJacksonvilleMiamiGeorgiaKentuckyMississippiNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaTennessee

Region V

Les Davies
SBA
401 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
O) 614-469-6860

Email: Leslie.Davies@sba.gov

Local SBA Resources: IllinoisIndianaMichiganMinnesotaClevelandColumbusWisconsin

Region VI

Rhett Davis
SBA (SBDC)
340 E. Parker St.
Suite 251,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O) 504-202-6946

Email: Rhett.Davis@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)

Local SBA Resources: ArkansasLouisianaNew MexicoOklahomaDallas / Fort WorthEl Paso,HarlingenHoustonLubbockSan Antonio

Region VII

Nancy Zurbuchen
SBA
1222 Spruce St., Suite 10.103
St. Louis, MO 63103
O) 314-539-6615

Email: nancy.zurbuchen@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)

Local SBA Resources: IowaKansasKansas CitySt. LouisNebraska

Region VIII

Vacant
SBA
721 19th Street
Suite 400
Denver, Colorado 80202
O) 303-844-0503
F) 202-481-6559

Email:

Local SBA Resources: ColoradoMontanaNorth DakotaSouth DakotaUtahWyoming

Region IX

Vacant
SBA
2828 N. Central Ave.
Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004
O) 602-745-7231

Email:

Local SBA Resources: ArizonaFresnoLos AngelesSacramentoSan DiegoSan FranciscoSanta AnaGuamHawaiiNevada

Region X

Apollo Fuhriman 
SBA
2401 Fourth Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121
O) 206-553-0390

Email: apollof@sba.gov(link sends e-mail) 

Local SBA Resources: AlaskaIdahoOregonWashington

Rural Affairs Advocate

Joe Knilans
SBA
740 Regent Street
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53715
O) 608-441-5264

Email: Joseph.knilans@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)

Manufacturing and Technology Advocate

Tom Rossomando
SBA
1150 First Avenue
Suite 1001
King of Prussia, PA 19406
O) 610-382-3093
F) 202-481-0200

Email: t(link sends e-mail)homas.rossomando@sba.gov