SBA Regional Administrator Ashley D. Bell Addresses Entrepreneurs during the 2018 Annual Black Professionals Summit

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Advisory Number: 
Contact: 786-393-1909
MIAMI - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Ashley D. Bell will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Black Professionals Summit on Friday, September 28. 
This will be Bell’s first time speaking at the summit since his appointment by the White House in to this position in February 2018.
As SBA’s Southeast Region IV Administrator, Bell is responsible for nine districts located in the eight Southeastern States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Regional Administrator Bell has oversight of over $5 billion in SBA-backed lending in the region, the counseling arm of the SBA, which counseled over 225,000 entrepreneurs last year in the Southeast, and the contracting programs for small business, which account for over 23% of all federal contracts awarded.
WHO:                   Ashley D. Bell, SBA Regional Administrator
WHAT:                Keynote Speaker-2018 Black Professionals Summit- Open Press
WHEN:                 Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm
WHERE:               Roz and Cal Kovens Conference Center
                                 3000 NE 151 ST
  North Miami, Florida 33181
Please coordinate with Heather Hines at or call 786.293.1909 (mobile).
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 and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit
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