Gerald L. Moore is the Michigan District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration. As district director, he is responsible for the delivery of all SBA programs and services in the state, including the SBA guaranty loan program, which is delivered through more than 120 lenders; the government contracting and minority enterprise development programs; and oversight of the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, SCORE, Women’s Business Centers, and a Veterans Business Outreach Center. The Michigan District Office, which covers all 83 counties in the state, is located in Detroit (with a Grand Rapids satellite office) and has a staff of 15 employees.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Moore served in the United States Air Force where he completed three 24-month tours of duty. He spent the next two years with the U.S. Customs Service serving as an Import Specialist. After leaving the federal government in 1995, Mr. Moore began a career in the IT industry where he served as a Senior Program Manager responsible for implementing global programs and projects for Hewlett Packard and EDS.
In 2004, he launched his own company, SportZ AllStarZ, LLC, that provides children with a world-class sporting experience focusing on quality coaching, instruction, and creativity in sports programming. He is a trustee on the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education where he serves as board secretary and, along with the board, is responsible for aligning district contracts, adopting a $160 million budget, policies, and the overall strategic direction of the district.
Mr. Moore has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Management from Golden Gate University, in San Francisco. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP®(Project Management Professional), and ITIL®Practitioner. Mr. Moore is married, has three children, and lives in Rochester.