Jennifer M. Clark Appointed Region X Advocate
Release Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Contact: Patrick Morris (202) 205-6941
Email: patrick.morris@sba.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Jennifer M. Clark is the new Regional Advocate for the Office of Advocacy’s Region X, covering the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. She 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.

“Jennifer M. Clark understands the important role the entrepreneur plays in our economy, because she has been one. She understands the challenges the entrepreneur faces and how to build a successful business,” said Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant. “The small businesses of region ten will benefit from Jennifer’s successful experience in start-up and turn around management, marketing strategy and new product development, and we are happy to welcome her to the Advocacy team.”

“Throughout my career I have worked to promote positive change in both business and my community,’’ said Clark. “Small businesses are the cornerstone of our economy, and I am honored to work on their behalf. As the Regional Advocate for the small business communities of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, I look forward to listening to and working with them to ensure that our federal government understands their issues and concerns.”

Clark has eighteen years of experience in domestic and international marketing, human resources and change management. She was a founding partner of Veracity Analytics, LLC, a management consulting firm whose clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and not-for-profits. Clark has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor of arts degree from Bryn Mawr College.

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.

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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. Regional advocates and an office in Washington, D.C., support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information, visit http://www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.