Press release MA24-17

SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees Set to Host Quarterly Public Meetings on June 5 and 6

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the next pair of quarterly public meetings for the Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Veterans Small Business Development and the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will take place on June 5-6. 

The Advisory Committee serves as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the Administrator of the SBA, the SBA’s Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development, the Congress, the President, and other U.S. policymakers on issues of interest to small businesses owned and operated by veterans. 

Wednesday, June 5
Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Veterans Small Business Development Meeting 

Who:    Dilawar Syed, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Robert Yannuzzi, Assistant Administrator, Office of Veterans Business

               Development, U.S. Small Business Administration 

IATF members (Departments of Veterans Affairs, Treasury, Defense, and Labor; U.S. 

General Services Administration; Office of Management and Budget; North Carolina 

Military Business Center; American Legion; VET-Force; National Veteran Small 

Business Coalition) 

When: 1-3 p.m. ET 
How: Virtual participants may join using this link: Participants may also join by phone at 206-413-7980 and enter the Conference ID: 547 522 842#

Thursday, June 6
 Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs Meeting 

Who:    Isabel Casillas Guzman, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Robert Yannuzzi, Assistant Administrator, Office of Veterans Business 

               Development, U.S. Small Business Administration  

Charles McCaffery, ACVBA Chairperson, Veteran Small Business Owner 

Jaqueline Robinson-Burnette, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration

Sam Le, Director, Office of Policy Planning and Liaison, U.S. Small Business Administration

Madison Service Group – legislative updates 

ACVBA Committee Members (list

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET

How: Virtual participants may join using this link: Participants may also join by phone at 206-413-7980 and enter the Conference ID: 849 468 853#

Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged to be submitted in advance via email by June 3 to For technical support, please visit the Microsoft Teams support page. Minutes for both meetings will be available at under the "Federal Advisory Committees" section. 



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