Regional Advocates

Role of Regional Advocates

The Office of Advocacy has regional advocates in each of the 10 federal regions, plus a national rural affairs advocate, and a manufacturing and technology advocate. 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.
Regional Map 2019

Contact Your Advocate

Region 1

Keegan Shepardson 

Keegan.Shepardson@sba.gov                                 Phone: 857-276-4411

Learn more about your Region 1 Advocate here.

Region 1 News

Read more about Region 1 here.

SBA Office

10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston, MA 02222 

Region 2

Christine Myers

Christine.Myers@sba.gov                                                     Phone: 212-264-7752

Learn more about your Region 2 Advocate here.

Region 2 News

Read more about Region 2 here.

SBA Office

26 Federal Plaza, Room 3100, New York, NY 10278 

Region 3

Elmo Rinaldi

Elmo.Rinaldi@sba.gov                                                           Phone: 484-680-0104

Learn more about your Region 3 Advocate here.

Region 3 News

Read more about Region 3 here.

SBA Office

660 America Avenue, Suite 301, King of Prussia, PA 19406 

Region 4

Bruce LeVell 

Bruce.LeVell@sba.gov                                                 Phone: 404-625-5312

Learn more about your Region 4 Advocate here.

Region 4 News

Read more about Region 4 here.

SBA Office

233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1800, Atlanta, GA 30303

Region 5

Les Davies

Leslie.Davies@sba.gov                                                          Phone: 614-477-2616

Learn more about your Region 5 Advocate here.

Region 5 News

Read more about Region 5 here.

SBA Office

401 N. Front Street, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215

Region 6

Rhett Davis

Rhett.Davis@sba.gov                                                             Phone: 504-202-6946

Learn more about your Region 6 Advocate here.

Region 6 News

Read more about Region 6 here.

SBA Office

340 E. Parker Street, Suite 251, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 

Region 7

Vacant

Local SBA Resources

Region 7 News

Read more about Region 7 here.

SBA Office

1000 Walnut Street, Suite 530, Kansas City, MO 64106

Region 8

Vacant

Region 8 News

Read more about Region 8 here.

SBA Office

721 19th Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202 

Region 9

Marina DeWit

Marina.DeWit@sba.gov                                                         Phone: 480-387-0723

Learn more about your Region 9 Advocate here.

Region 9 News

Read more about Region 9 here.

SBA Office

2828 North Central Ave, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 

Region 10

Apollo Fuhriman

apollof@sba.gov                                                                       Phone: 206-321-0976

Learn more about your Region 10 Advocate here.

Local SBA Resources

Region 10 News

Read more about Region 10 here.

SBA Office

2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121 

Rural Affairs Advocate

Joe Knilans

Joseph.Knilans@sba.gov                                                     Phone: 608-441-5264

Learn more about the Rural Affairs Advocate here.

Rural Affairs News

Read more about Rural Affairs here.

SBA Office

740 Regent Street, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53715 

Manufacturing and Technology Advocate

Tom Rossomando

Thomas.Rossomando@sba.gov                                        Phone: 610-585-5689

Learn more about the Manufacturing and Technology Advocate here.

Manufacturing and Technology News

Read more about Manufacturing and Technology here.

SBA Office

1150 First Avenue, Suite 1001, King of Prussia, PA 19406 


Three Reasons to Love Your Region

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