White House Appointee Addresses 2018 DyNet Conference

Release Date: 
Monday, April 2, 2018
Release Number: 
Nikki Bowmar -- (304) 623-7445

FAIRMONT, WV – Michelle Christian, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mid-Atlantic regional administrator speaks at the 2018 DyNet Conference Thursday, April 5, 2018. Christian oversees SBA’s mission in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Washington Metro Area, Maryland, and Delaware. A principal of her own law practice, Christian is an experienced small business owner who understands the challenges of starting and running a small business.

As Administrator for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Christian is responsible for the delivery and management of SBA’s small business programs, financial assistance, and business development program initiatives for a population approaching 30 million in the seven Mid-Atlantic District Offices.  She also manages a field staff of more than 100 loan, business, and community outreach specialists.

SBA’s West Virginia District Office offers training workshops at the no cost event to educate small business owners on how to do business with the federal government. To register, learn more about available workshops, see who is attending, and more visit www.dynetworking.com. SBA offers the following workshops:

  • 12:30 p.m.: SBA’s NEW Joint Venture Rules
    Presented by: Melissa Loder, SBA WV Business Opportunity Specialist & Hopewell Darneille, III, Jackson Kelly
  • 1:45 p.m.: The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
    Presented by: George Murray, SBA WV Deputy District Director & Charles Aycock, SB Specialist, GSA




The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and promote the interests of small businesses by providing financial, procurement and business development assistance and advocating on their behalf within the government.  All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. 

Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact: Melissa Loder, West Virginia District Office, 320 West Pike Street, Suite 330, Clarksburg, WV 26301, (304) 623-7448, nikki.bowmar@sba.gov.