SBA Office of Advocacy Chief Counsel Departing

Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:00am
Release Number: 
Elle Patout


WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for the SBA Office of Advocacy, issued the following statement:

“After four years with the SBA Office of Advocacy, I will be leaving to spend more time with my family.  However, small businesses deserve an ardent voice and strong leadership.  For this reason, I will be staying on until the new year to give the Administration the much-needed time to find my replacement. 

I have enjoyed my time working with Congress and the numerous supporters of our country’s small businesses.  Advocacy will remain one of the most memorable parts of my career, and I will never forget my experience.  America’s small businesses have a team of professionals working around the clock to ensure their voice is heard through the regulatory process and their needs are understood through valuable research.

Though my leaving Advocacy is bittersweet, I know the team in place will keep a keen eye on the target for our nation’s small businesses.”


The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. The presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts and policymakers. Regional advocates and an office in Washington, D.C., support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information, visit, call (202) 205-6533 or get updates on Twitter (@AdvocacySBA) or Facebook at