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Julie Clowes, District Director

Julie Clowes

Julie is the District Director of SBA’s San Francisco District Office (SFDO) where she oversees delivery of SBA’s programs and services within 14 counties in Northern California.  Prior to joining the SFDO she was the Deputy District Director of SBA’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office overseeing the largest 8(a) portfolio in the country with approximately 1,000 firms receiving $4-6 billion in contracts annually. Prior to joining the district office she was the chief marketing and outreach attorney with the SBA’s Office of General Counsel handling issues impacting SBA’s outreach efforts including external agency partnerships, technology and use of social media.  She began her SBA career in 1997 as the Public Affairs Specialist for the Michigan District Office.  Prior to joining SBA she worked for the Michigan Small Business Development Center as an International Trade Specialist where she co-authored “Trade Secrets: The Export Answer Book.”  Julie is a graduate of the Excellence in Government Fellowship program and President’s Management Council Fellowship program and has a BA in International Studies from Bradley University, Peoria, IL and an MBA and JD from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  Julie is also volunteers for many colon cancer advocacy initiatives and helped establish the Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk for colon cancer awareness in Washington DC and currently is a Board member of the Colon Cancer Alliance.