About the Deputy Administrator
Marie C. Johns is Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she is responsible for management of the agency and development of SBA programs and policies. Johns was nominated by President Obama on December 17, 2009, and confirmed by unanimous consent in the Senate on June 22, 2010.
Under the Deputy Administrator’s leadership, SBA had a record year in 2011, supporting more than $30 billion in lending to more than 60,000 small businesses across the country. That is the most capital going to small businesses in the history of the SBA. As the economic recovery takes root, Deputy Administrator Johns is focused on ensuring that entrepreneurs in underserved communities have the resources, relationships, and tools they need to start businesses and create good-paying jobs. She also works closely with President Obama’s most senior advisors at the White House to ensure that more federal contracts are awarded to small businesses. Full Bio
The Deputy Administrator's Blog provides information about Federal Small Business initiatives and how SBA is continually working to improve the small business landscape for entrepreneurs. This section includes the Deputy ...
SBA leaders – such as the Deputy Administrator – often speak with entrepreneurs, small business owners and other partners and stakeholders in America’s small business communities. These speeches cover a variety of topics with ...
The Deputy Administrator often provides alternative positions on small business related issues beyond what may be covered by mainstream media outlets. This section captures those Op-Eds.
The Deputy Administrator provides testimony to various Committees and Sub-Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. This section captures the Deputy Administrator's testimony.