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Contact Your Regional Advocate

The relationship between America's small businesses and the Chief Counsel for Advocacy is strengthened by regional advocates located in SBA's ten regions. They are the Chief Counsel's direct link to small business owners, state and local government bodies, and organizations that support the interests of small entities. The regional advocates help identify regulatory concerns of small business by monitoring the impact of federal and state policies at the grassroots level. Their work goes far to develop programs and policies that encourage fair regulatory treatment of small business and help ensure their future growth and prosperity.

Map of United States showing the country divided into different regions

Region I

10 Causeway Street
Suite 265
Boston, MA 02222
O) 617-565-8418



Local SBA Resources: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Small Business State Profiles

Region II


Christine Myers
26 Federal Plaza
Room 3100
New York, New York 10278
O) 212-264-7752

Email: Christine.Myers@sba.gov

Local SBA Resources: New Jersey, Buffalo, New York, Syracuse, Puerto Rico

Small Business State Profiles

Region III

Elmo Rinaldi
1150 First Avenue
Suite 1001
King of Prussia, PA 19406
O) 610-382-3093
F) 202-481-0200

Email: Elmo.Rinaldi@sba.gov

Local SBA Resources: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Virginia, West Virginia

Small Business State Profiles

Region IV

Bruce LeVell
233 Peachtree Street, NE., Suite 1800
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
O) 404-331-3081
F) 202-481-6410

Email: Bruce.LeVell@sba.gov

Local SBA Resources: Alabama, Jacksonville, Miami, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Small Business State Profiles

Region V

Les Davies
401 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
O) 614-469-6860


Email: Leslie.Davies@sba.gov

Local SBA Resources: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Cleveland, Columbus, Wisconsin

Small Business State Profiles

Region VI

Rhett Davis
340 E. Parker St.
Suite 251,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O) 504-202-6946

Email: Rhett.Davis@sba.gov

Local SBA Resources: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Dallas / Fort Worth, El Paso, Harlingen, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio

Small Business State Profiles

Region VII

Nancy Zurbuchen
1222 Spruce St., Suite 10.103
St. Louis, MO 63103
O) 314-539-6615

Email: nancy.zurbuchen@sba.gov    

Local SBA Resources: Iowa, Kansas, Kansas City, St. Louis, Nebraska

Small Business State Profiles

Region VIII

721 19th Street
Suite 400
Denver, Colorado 80202
O) 303-844-0503
F) 202-481-6559


Local SBA Resources: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Small Business State Profiles

Region IX

2828 N. Central Ave.
Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004
O) 602-745-7231


Local SBA Resources: Arizona, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada

Small Business State Profiles

Region X

Apollo Fuhriman
2401 Fourth Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121
O) 206-553-0390

Email: apollof@sba.gov 

Local SBA Resources: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Small Business State Profiles

Rural Affairs Advocate

Joe Knilans
740 Regent Street
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53715
O) 608-441-5264

Email: Joseph.knilans@sba.gov