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Jonel Hein

Deputy District Director
Jonel Hein

Jonel Hein is assigned as the Deputy District Director for the SBA’s South Florida District Office.  Hein assists the director in delivering SBA’s financial assistance, management counseling and business development programs throughout South Florida.   She is responsible for the daily operation of the District office in Miami and two Alternate Work Sites in Tampa and Ft. Pierce.    

As deputy director, Hein focuses on building and maintaining a collaborative network with small business stakeholders, serving as a resource for South Florida businesses and representing SBA at community business events is. 

Hein is a 21-year veteran with SBA.  She has worked at every level of the administration including economic development specialist; area manager; business development specialist; lender relations specialist; and secretary.  Prior to her civil service, she worked in the public sector as a loan officer with several banks in Florida and Washington State.

Hein earned her Associates Degree from Miami-Dade Community College in Business Administration in 1999.