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U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Michelle Christian as Administrator for Mid-Atlantic Region

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Release Number: 
18-02-01

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Christian as SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, covering Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, the Washington Metro Area, Maryland, and Delaware. A principal of her own law practice, Christian is an experienced small business owner. 

As Administrator for the Mid-Atlantic Region, she is responsible for the delivery and management of SBA’s small business programs, financial assistance, and business development program initiatives throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Region, headquartered near Philadelphia, serves a population approaching 30 million in the seven Mid-Atlantic District Offices of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Wilmington, Del.; Baltimore, Md.; Clarksburg, W.V.; Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C. She takes over management of a field staff of more than 100 loan, business, and community outreach specialists.

“Michelle is a leader, attorney, and entrepreneur who understands the challenges of starting and running a small business,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “She will be a strong voice for small business owners, and I look forward to working with her to help more entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region.”

Christian, who has worked in the private and public sectors throughout her career, is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and St. John’s University. Before SBA, she also served as a board member of various business and community organizations.

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About the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. To learn more, visit: www.sba.gov.