Calvin Jenkins was appointed Deputy Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development by the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration in October 2005. He is the Small Business Administration's top career senior executive for government contracting and business development programs. Mr. Jenkins is responsible for overseeing the administration of the umbrella office with jurisdiction over the Agency’s offices of Technology, Size Standards, Government Contracting, Business Development/8(a), and Small Disadvantage Business Certification.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Jenkins served as the Deputy Associate Deputy Administrator for Capital Access at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this capacity he was responsible for administering the Agency’s commercial loan programs, the Certified Development Company (504) Program, Small Business Investment Company Program, and the Microenterprise Development Program. In fiscal year 2005, these programs had combined loan approvals totaling more than $20 billion.
Other management positions held by Mr. Jenkins includes the Associate Administrator for Field Operations, District Director for the Agency's Washington District Office, Associate Administrator for One Stop Capital Shops, Associate Administrator for Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development, Assistant, Administrator for Administration, and Director of the Office of Industrial Assistance.
Mr. Jenkins has been the recipient of several government service awards, including the Small Business Administration's "Distinguished Service Award" and the 1998 and 2004 Presidential Rank Award of "Meritorious Executive."
He is a native of New York and holds a bachelor's degree in economics and urban geography from the City College of New York.