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Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Release Number: 
Bridget Johnson Fells (228) 863-4449, x225

Jackson, MS – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mississippi District Office is proud to announce Ashlei N. Donerson as the new Deputy District Director. 


Joining the SBA in 2018, Donerson worked in the Office of Government Contracting AREA III as a Procurement Center Representative providing contracting technical assistance to small businesses. 


Donerson previously held progressive roles in federal government contracting ranging from Contract Specialist to Supervisory Contracting Officer at federal agencies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs, U. S. Army, Corps of Engineers, and the United States Property and Fiscal Office. 


A Mississippi native, Donerson earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Business Administration from Belhaven University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Tougaloo College.  Donerson also holds a Level-III Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


“We welcome Ashlei as second in command, a key leader, and an integral part of the SBA Mississippi team”, says SBA Mississippi District Director, Janita R. Stewart. “We look forward to her contributions in assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the state of  Mississippi.”


For more information about SBA loan programs, workshops or seminars, contact the SBA Mississippi District Office at (601) 965-4378, Gulfport Branch Office at (228) 863-4449 or visit us online at



About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit



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