Yolanda V. Swift

Yolanda V. Swift

Acting National Ombudsman for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness
Yolanda Swift

Yolanda Swift serves as the Deputy National Ombudsman for Regulatory Fairness Programs in the Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO) at the U. S. Small Business Administration. Ms. Swift assists the National Ombudsman in carrying out the ONO public events calendar, directs the operations of the 10 SBA Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards and its 50 Board members and serves as counselor for the Ombudsman regarding federal regulations, agency regulatory actions and Administration regulatory fairness initiatives. The Office of the National Ombudsman assists small businesses when they experience excessive or unfair federal regulatory enforcement actions such as repetitive audits or excessive fines and other unfair actions by federal agencies. The National Ombudsman’s office also works closely with more than 35 federal regulatory agencies to resolve complaints about burdensome regulations and holds regulatory fairness hearings and outreach events nationwide. Before becoming the Deputy National Ombudsman, Ms. Swift was an Assistant General Counsel in the SBA Office of General Counsel where she focused on financial, commercial and regulatory law and SBA lender oversight issues. She also practiced bank regulatory, corporate finance and commercial law in the private sector for approximately sixteen years before joining the SBA in 1998.