Massachusetts Small Business Owner Juliette Mayers Appointed to Federal Advisory Board

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Release Number: 
15-23
Contact: 
Norman Eng (617) 565-8510

BOSTON – Boston small business owner Juliette Mayers has been appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region I Regulatory Fairness Board by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards in all 10 of SBA’s regions represent the voice of small business on regulatory fairness issues.  Each Board is comprised of five small business owners who serve as a resource and point of contact for small business owners who feel they have experienced excessive federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions.

Regional Regulatory Fairness Board members advise the National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness, Brian Castro.  Together, The National Ombudsman and Board members host regulatory fairness hearings and outreach events nationwide where small business owners report concerns about burdensome federal regulations.

“As a small business owner with experience across three industries:  financial services, communications, and healthcare and having worked with Fortune top 50 companies, Mayers is uniquely qualified to understand and advocate for small businesses,” Castro said.  “As a member of the Region I Regulatory Fairness Board, she will play a vital role in insuring that the voice of small business is heard by federal regulators, while facilitating regulatory solutions that save small business time and money.”

As a Region I Regulatory Fairness Board member, Mayers will serve as a local resource for small businesses and will work with small business trade groups and other entities to address regional concerns about federal regulatory enforcement and compliance issues.  SBA Region I includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Mayers is owner, president and CEO of Inspiration Zone LLC a firm specializing in multicultural consulting, brand management, and thought leadership.  Mayers is the Corporator for the Eastern Bank Board and Director of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board.  In addition, she has won numerous awards for her focus on multicultural marketing and leadership in diversity.  Mayer can be reached by email at jmayers@InspirationZoneLLC.com or by phone at 781-985-2169.

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), created five-member Regulatory Fairness Boards in each of SBA’s 10 regions. As representatives of their local and regional small business communities, Board members provide insights and recommendations on regulatory challenges facing the small business owners they represent – perspectives that are critical to eliminating ineffective, duplicative, or outmoded regulatory business barriers to small business success.  For more information about the Office of the National Ombudsman and the Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards, visit www.sba.gov/ombudsman.

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