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Antonio Doss, District Director

Antonio Doss

Antonio Doss is passionate about growing local economies and supporting the development needs of all entrepreneurs, including those from underserved communities. Throughout his career in government, community development and finance, Antonio has established an earned reputation for demonstrating sound leadership, integrity, and a firm commitment to helping others.

In December 2013, Mr. Doss was appointed District Director of the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Antonio and his team provide technical assistance to the SBA’s largest portfolio of firms participating in the 8(a) Business Development Program. Among WMADO’s accomplishments is the issuance of more than $6 billion in contract offer letters annually.

As District Director, Antonio Doss also oversees the delivery of SBA’s small business financing products, contracting programs, and entrepreneurial coaching services throughout WMADO’s service territory, which includes the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland – an area with a GDP of $530 billion, placing it among the nation’s five top-producing regions.

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 of 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.