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Portland District Office Names New Director

Advisory Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Release Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Release Number: 13-08
Contact: Kellie Randall, kellie.randall@sba.gov

PORTLAND, Ore.  – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently named Camron Doss as the new district director of the Portland District Office.  Doss joins the SBA from the General Services Administration, where he served as the Director of the Southern Service Center GSA Northwest/Artic Region.

Robert DuCoté, who has served as the Acting District Director and Deputy District Director since 2010, will continue his service with the SBA working on strategic and agency-wide initiatives, and is in the process of transitioning to San Francisco with his family.

Doss has 14 years of federal experience with GSA,  including work as a Real Property Management Intern, Contracting Officer, Asset Manager, Supervisory Property Manager and Service Center Director. His federal service began in 1998 with the U.S. National Park Service where he served as a Park Ranger Interpreter and an On-Campus Recruiter. Doss graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications and public relations. He received his MBA in business management from Texas A&M University-Commerce and is currently a Juris Doctor degree candidate focusing on business law at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Doss’ appointment takes effect immediately and he looks forward to supporting entrepreneurship and small business growth throughout the district.

“Small businesses are the backbone and heart of our communities,” said Doss. “I’m excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to helping them start, grow and succeed."

“Director Doss’ extensive leadership experience and prior contracting knowledge are great assets to the SBA,” said Regional Administrator Calvin Goings. “We are extremely pleased to have him joining our team."

The Portland District Office is responsible for the delivery of the SBA programs and services to 30 of the 36 counties in Oregon and Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Southwestern Washington.

For more information about SBA programs and resources in Oregon and SW Washington, visit sba.gov/or.

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