Advocacy Appoints Thomas J. Rossomando to Serve as Advocate for Manufacturing and Technology

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:45am
Release Number: 
18-16 ADV
Contact: 
Emily Theroux

 

Advocacy Appoints Thomas J. Rossomando to Serve as Advocate for Manufacturing and Technology

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Rossomando has been appointed to serve as the Manufacturing and Technology Advocate for the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role, Rossomando will advocate on behalf of small businesses in the manufacturing and technology sectors. He will work with small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, and small business associations to help the Office of Advocacy voice the small business concerns of the nation’s manufacturing and technology industries before the White House, federal agencies and Congress.

“Small manufacturing and technology firms have a strong advocate in Tom Rossomando,” said Acting Chief Counsel Major L. Clark, III. “His previous experience has prepared him well for his new role, and we are happy to welcome him to the Advocacy team.”

 “It’s truly a privilege and honor to serve this unique office and support its critical mission to advocate for small business,” said Rossomando. “I look forward to being a strong advocate on behalf of the American economic engine driven by our nation’s small manufacturers and technology firms.”

Rossomando comes to Advocacy with an extensive background in business development. Previously, he served as a business development specialist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In this role, he helped various businesses, a majority of which were small, move their operations to Pennsylvania, increasing the state’s business diversity and workforce. Rossomando will be located in SBA’s King of Prussia Office in Pennsylvania.

The Office of Advocacy has regional advocates in each of the 10 federal regions, plus a national rural affairs advocate, and a manufacturing and technology advocate. This team identifies new issues and concerns of small business owners. They work closely with local government officials, state officials and legislators, and the Chief Counsel for Advocacy to develop programs and policies that support small business growth.

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Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office.  The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.  Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern.  Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel’s efforts.  For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.