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Press Office Contacts

Find contact information for SBA's Press Office team.

SBA welcomes the opportunity to share its viewpoint on topics that affect small business owners as well as the mission and operations of SBA. The public affairs team listed below can respond to inquiries from the media or the general public, and can arrange interviews with appropriate SBA program staff and provide referrals and other pertinent information. Feel free to contact any of them by telephone or email.

Office of Communications and Public Liaison

Miguel Ayala
Press Secretary
(202) 205-6420

Sophia Kim
Deputy Press Secretary

Press Office

Terry Sutherland
Director, Press Office
(202) 205-6919

Carol Wilkerson
Deputy Director/Team Leader, Press Office
(202) 205-8520

Carol Chastang
Program areas: Office of Disaster Assistance, Office of Veteran’s Business Development, Office of National Ombudsman
(202) 205-6987

Tiffani S. Clements
Program areas: All government contracting programs under the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, including: Office of Government Contracting, 8(a) Business Development, Size Standards, HUBZONE Empowerment Contracting, PRO-Net, SUB-Net and TECH-Net, Procurement Conference Awards. Office of Investments and Innovation to include Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), and Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC)
(202) 401-0035

Janie Dymond
Program areas: Office Manager, SBA News Clips, Success Stories, SBA Daily, National Small Business Week
(202) 205-6746

David Hall
Program areas: All programs under the Office of Capital Access, including: Office of financial Assistance, Office of Surety Guarantees, Office of Economic opportunity, Office of Performance & Systems Management, Office of Credit Risk Management, Office of Financial Program Operations. Office of Performance Management & Chief Financial Officer, to include: Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Performance Management, Office of Internal Controls. Office of Chief Information Officer, Office of International Trade, Hispanic Media Outreach
(202) 205-6697

Cecelia Taylor
Program areas: All programs under the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, including: Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s), SCORE, Office of Women’s Business Ownership, Office of Entrepreneurship Education. Office of Native American Affairs; Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
(202) 401-3059

Office of Advocacy

Elle Patout
Program areas: Office of Advocacy, Small Business Statistics, Research and Reports; Regulatory Actions
(202) 205-6941

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office / Office of Hearings & Appeals

Lisa Babcock and staff
Program areas: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Office
(202) 401-8203

Office of Inspector General

Sheldon Shoemaker
Special Assistant to the Inspector General
(202) 205-0080