Sheldon Shoemaker

Sheldon Shoemaker

Assistant Inspector General for Management and Operations

SS photoSheldon Shoemaker is the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General (OIG).  In this capacity, he leads the effort to provide operational support to OIG’s nationwide oversight of SBA’s programs and operations.  Mr. Shoemaker has over 15 years of leadership experience as a senior advisor and manager and more than 20 years of Federal service.  Mr. Shoemaker joined OIG in 2011 as a Special Assistant to the Inspector General and later served as Chief of Staff within the office.  Prior to joining OIG, he served as Section Chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Congressional Affairs Section.  He joined DEA in 1998 as a Program Analyst and beginning in 2002, served in various supervisory and management roles within the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Executive Policy and Strategic Planning Staff before taking on a position as Congressional Affairs Specialist in the Congressional Affairs Section.  Before joining DEA, Mr. Shoemaker spent a short time as Contract Specialist within the Department of Defense.

Mr. Shoemaker is a native of Dunbar, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, majoring in Government and in Social Science.  He and his wife live in Maryland, and they have three children.