Daniel Webster, Jr.
Dan Webster is the Acting District Director for the United States Small Business Administration’s Kansas City District Office, which he joined in January 2013 as Deputy District Director.
Webster is responsible for directing the activities of all SBA federal staff operating at both the District Office in Kansas City and the Branch Office in Springfield, Missouri and oversees the delivery of SBA’s financial programs and business development services for 4.2 million Americans living and working in 61 counties in western Missouri and 28 counties in eastern Kansas. This includes oversight of SBA’s 7(a) guaranty loan and 504 loan programs, the government contracting and 8(a) business development program, including an 8(a) client portfolio of 45 firms. Additionally, Webster is responsible for overseeing SBA’s technical assistance program partners; four SCORE Chapters, one Women’s Business Center and ten Small Business Development Centers located at colleges and universities within the district’s two state area of operations.
In FY-2013, Kansas City District Office guaranteed 890 loans worth $336.4 million through participation of 138 active SBA lenders, including10 Certified Development Companies. Additionally, 203 contracts and modifications worth $94.2 million were awarded to small businesses in KCDO’s territory.
Mr. Webster transitioned to Kansas City after having served seven (7) years on Active Duty as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army. During Operation(s) Enduring Freedom and Iraq Freedom, Major Dan Webster supported coalition combat efforts from CONUS and OCONUS locations. In 2009-2010, while deployed to Balad Iraq, Webster earned the U.S. Army Bronze Star (fourth-highest combat decoration) for meritorious service in a combat zone. Prior to being called to Active Duty, Webster served as a Congressional Aide for a Member of Congress. He has also held positions in Alabama State and local government, to include Aide-de-Camp for Alabama’s Adjutant General.
Webster’s small business experience began when he, his Father and younger Brother started a wholesale casket distributorship, Webster Casket Company in Montgomery, Alabama. Initially, the Webster’s marketed their caskets to funeral homes within a 50-mile radius of Montgomery. However, word quickly spread throughout the industry of Webster’s low prices, high quality caskets and unrivaled 24/7 delivery service. Soon, the Webster’s began offering an extensive line of caskets and other funeral supplies to an expanded client base of funeral homes across the Southeastern United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi). Additionally, Webster began manufacturing burial garments and hearse drapes for nationwide distribution to suppliers across the country. In 1993, the Webster family opened their first funeral home, Webster Progressive Funeral Home.
Webster earned his Associate and Bachelor of Science Degrees from Troy State University. He earned his Jurist Doctor Degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. While attending law school, he served as President of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International and participated in a Legislative Internship with the Alabama House of Representatives.
Webster has served on numerous Alabama State Boards and Committees. As President, Chair and/or Co-Chair, Webster’s civic endeavors include leadership in a diverse array of community-based NPOs chartered to provide relief services for the underprivileged and underserved. Webster home church is Resurrection Catholic Church, Montgomery Alabama.
The Kansas City District Office is located at 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64106. More information is available on SBA programs and services by visiting the website www.sba.gov/mo/ or by calling (816) 426-4915