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Antonio Doss, District Director

Antonio Doss

Antonio Doss has a passion for serving and supporting the community and economic development needs of entrepreneurs and underserved communities.  Throughout his career in government, community development, and finance, he has established a reputation for leadership integrity and a commitment to helping others grow.

Mr. Doss was appointed District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO) in December, 2013. As WMADO District Director, Mr. Doss and his team provide business development assistance to SBA’s largest portfolio of firms participating in the 8(a) business development program.  Among the office’s accomplishments is the issuance of more than $6 billion in contract offer letters annually.  Additionally, as District Director, he oversees the delivery of SBA’s small business financing products, contracting programs, and entrepreneurial coaching services.  The WMADO market area includes Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Doss served as director of the SBA Office of Grants Management where he administered a $250 million portfolio of cooperative agreement grants.  From 2004 to 2011, as Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Small Business Development Centers, he led the SBA’s largest business coaching program overseeing the $110 million Small Business Development Center grant program and its 900 service centers located across the nation and U.S. territories.

Before to coming to SBA, Mr. Doss was a senior vice president at Bank of America where he managed the bank’s community development program in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Under his leadership, the bank received the highest ratings from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for its commitment and demonstrated results in community reinvestment. 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.