Henry Sanders Appointed Region V Advocate

Release Date: 
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 5:00am
Release Number: 
11-02 ADV
Patrick Morris (202) 205-6941

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Henry Sanders is the new Regional Advocate for the Office of Advocacy’s Region V, covering the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. He will be the Office of Advocacy’s direct link to small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, trade associations, and small business organizations.

“Henry Sanders’ efforts on behalf of entrepreneurs should ensure that small businesses in the region will have an outstanding Advocate,” said Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant. “Henry understands and appreciates the challenges that small businesses face. This understanding will enable him to be an effective advocate for small business. He will make a fine addition to the Advocacy team.”

“Helping entrepreneurs grow and flourish benefits us all,” said Sanders. “Small businesses are an engine of economic growth. They create jobs and employ over half of all private sector employees. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them and advocate on their behalf to Washington.”

Prior to his appointment, Sanders served as the president and CEO of Capacity-360, a firm specializing in assisting businesses receiving funding and developing strategies to sell products to the public and private sector. Sanders is also the president/founder of Propel Wisconsin Innovation, a nonprofit organization serving as the collective voice for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. Sanders has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

For more information contact Michael Landweber, Senior Advisor and Director of Regional Affairs, directly at (202) 205-6945, or visit the Office of Advocacy website at www.sba.gov/advocacy.

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 Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers. For more information, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.