WILMINGTON, DEL.—The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the selection of John Fleming as Director of SBA’s Delaware District Office. In this position, he manages delivery of SBA programs and services to small businesses throughout the state of Delaware.
“In the District Director role, John Fleming enriches SBA’s outreach in Delaware,” said Natalia Olson-Urtecho, SBA Region 3 Administrator. “John is a Delaware Valley native with a deep understanding of the community that he serves. His expertise in SBA’s program operations, as well as his community ties, allow him to create a dynamic and meaningful connection between our region’s small business people and SBA resources,” Olson-Urtecho said.
“It has been a pleasure contributing, through my role at SBA, to Delaware’s economy by working to grow its small business community,” said Fleming.
“I look forward to continuing my work with SBA’s lenders and resource partners, as well as Delaware’s elected officials and small business community, to foster a strong support structure for small business here in Delaware.”
Fleming has had a distinguished career with SBA and has received numerous awards. Since 2012, Fleming has been SBA’s Deputy District Director in Delaware. From 1992 through 2012, Fleming worked in SBA’s Philadelphia District, most recently as Lead Economic Development Specialist. Prior to joining SBA, Fleming served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Fleming is a graduate of Widener University, where he served as University College senior class president.
To request an interview or photographs, please contact Jennifer Pilcher, the SBA’s Public Information Officer in the Delaware District Office, at 302-573-6294, ext. 222 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SBA is an independent federal agency, created in 1953, to assist small businesses to start, grow, and prosper. The SBA provides financial assistance by: (1) making loans to help families and businesses recover from national disasters and (2) providing loan guarantees to commercial financial institutions for working capital (7(a) loans), buildings/land/equipment (504 loans through the Certified Development Corporations), and for exports. Through our resource partners, the SBA also offers a variety of business development programs and services such as training, government contracting and export assistance. SBA resource partners include Small Businesses Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses). For information on all of SBA’s programs and services, visit the Delaware District web site at www.sba.gov/pa/de or call (302)573-6294.