Jonathan L. Swain is the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He works closely with the SBA Administrator, Deputy Administrator, executive team and employees to ensure that the agency is meeting its mission of helping small businesses grow and create jobs.
Prior to this appointment, Swain served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and as the Assistant Administrator for Communications and Public Liaison for SBA. In the latter role, he led public outreach for the SBA’s successful Recovery Act (2009) and Small Business Jobs Act (2010) provisions.
Swain's previous government service includes serving as Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, Press Secretary to Indiana Governor Joe Kernan and Chief of Staff to Indiana First Lady Judy O'Bannon. Additionally, Swain worked for two years as the Communications Director for the fast-growing small business and consumer advocacy service Angie's List, as well as Communications Director for the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
Swain grew up in Kennett, Missouri, and graduated from Culver-Stockton College with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. He earned his master's in Public Relations from Ball State University.