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Calvin W. Goings serves as the Regional Administrator leading SBA’s economic development efforts in the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Goings served in key executive positions with the Washington Credit Union League, working on economic justice issues in his roles as Senior Advisor to the President and as the Executive Director of the League’s non-profit Foundation.
Before his work in the private sector, Goings served in elected office for nearly two decades at the local, county and state level where he focused on economic empowerment initiatives.
Outside of work, Calvin continues his focus on inclusion and income equality by serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Seattle Business Association, the country’s largest LGBT Chamber. Goings also volunteers on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the Seattle Community College system and as a facilitator for the Gay Fathers Association of Seattle.
Additionally, Calvin is a Mentor with the University of Washington’s MBA Board Fellows Program and serves as the Stewardship Chair at Seattle’s First United Methodist Church.
Calvin is the proud father of his ten-year-old son, William. Together, with his partner David Ham, an Emmy-nominated journalist with KIRO TV, they live in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.