Jeanne A. Hulit was named the SBA’s Associate Administrator/Office of Capital Access at SBA headquarters in Washington, DC in February, 2012 after serving as Acting Associate Administrator since December 2011. She manages and oversees the agency’s programs and operations that are designed to expand access to capital to the nation’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Responsibilities include the agency’s loan, microloan program and investment programs, credit risk management, secondary market activity and managing financial operations centers. Jeanne is also responsible for advising the SBA Administrator and overseeing, within the Office of Capital Access, the agency’s reforms to make it more responsive to both borrowers and lenders.
Prior to her Washington assignment, Jeanne was appointed to serve as SBA’s New England Regional Administrator on August 10, 2009. As regional administrator, Ms. Hulit was responsible for the delivery of the agency’s financial assistance, technical assistance and government contracting activities throughout the six New England states.
Prior to joining SBA, Ms. Hulit had been a senior vice president for commercial lending at Citizens Bank since 2002. Before joining Citizens, Hulit worked for KeyBank, N.A. where she served as a middle market lender. She also managed Key’s International Banking Division for five years. Previously, she served as deputy director of the International Division at the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.