Antonio Doss was appointed District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Washington Metropolitan Area District Office in December 2013 after serving as Acting Director since March 2013. As District Director, he oversees the delivery of SBA’s small business financing products, contracting programs, and entrepreneurial coaching services in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland.
In July 2011, he was appointed as SBA’s Director of the Office of Grants Management where he administered a $250 million portfolio of cooperative agreement grants through close coordination with Administration program offices.
From 2004 to 2011, he served as Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Small Business Development Centers. In that role, Doss established strategic direction for the nation's premier small business coaching program via policy directives, internal partnerships and collaboration with the national trade association. He administered the $110 million Small Business Development Center grant program overseeing its 900 service centers located across the nation and U.S. territories. Through this program more than 500,000 entrepreneurs annually received business coaching and training resulting in $3.6 billion in capital acquisition and 14,000 new small businesses created per year.
Prior to SBA, Doss was a senior vice president at Bank of America where he managed the bank’s community development program in the Mid-Atlantic Region. While at Bank of America, Mr. Doss also managed SBA lending teams, branch offices, a consumer lending product group and championed overall mortgage and real estate lending to low- and moderate-income communities.
Mr. Doss earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Robert Morris College. He is also a graduate of Leadership Maryland and the Consumer Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Bank Management, at the University of Virginia.