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Advocacy News Release

John Hart Appointed Region VIII Advocate

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Release Number: 
11-03 ADV
Contact: 
Patrick Morris (202) 205-6941

WASHINGTON, D.C. –John Hart is the new Regional Advocate for the Office of Advocacy’s Region VIII, covering the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He will be the Office of Advocacy’s direct link to small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, trade associations, and small business organizations.

“John Hart’s work in and understanding of the public and private sectors make him an outstanding choice for the Regional Advocate position,” said Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant. “Small businesses in Region VIII will benefit from John’s dedication and his experience in business affairs and business development. He will make a fine addition to the Advocacy team.”

“Throughout my career I have worked to promote growth and opportunity in both the public and private sectors,” said Hart. “As the Regional Advocate I look forward to the opportunity to serve and represent small businesses throughout the region. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and I am fortunate to promote their issues and concerns to Washington.”

Hart served as the director of asset management, planning, and development for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Baltimore, Maryland where he oversaw project management of city-owned housing and housing development. He was a business affairs coordinator, multimedia and bank financing analyst with Canal+/Studiocanal in Los Angeles, where he advised on over $1.5 billion in current multimedia joint venture projects. He has served as a consultant in numerous small business start-ups focusing on venture financing, business plan development, and asset acquisition. Hart has a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.

For more information contact Michael Landweber, Senior Advisor and Director of Regional Affairs, directly at (202) 205-6945, or visit the Office of Advocacy website at http://www.sba.gov/advocacy

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. The presidentially appointed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers. For more information, visit http://www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.

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