SBA's Ashley Bell Is Keynote Speaker at Minority Business Expo

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Advisory Number: 
18-0627KY
Contact: 
michael.ashcraft@sba.gov
New Southeast Region Administrator Will Speak in Lexington, KY

Mr. Ashley Bell, Region IV Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be the Morning Keynote Speaker at the 16th Annual Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo on August 3, 2018 in Lexington, KY. 

Mr. Bell is the Regional Administrator of nine SBA district offices located in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. He has oversight of over $5 billion in SBA-backed lending; the counseling arm of the SBA, which worked with over 225,000 entrepreneurs last year in Region IV; and the contracting programs for small business, which account for over 23% of all federal contracts awarded.

Prior to his appointment at SBA, Mr. Bell worked for the Peace Corps and the U.S. Department of State. He also is the found of Generation Inspiration, which teaches life skills to at-risk students, an attorney, county commissioner and entrepreneur. To read more about Mr. Bell and his background, click here.