Lynn Douthett was appointed District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's North Carolina District Office in June 2010. She oversees a staff of 15 employees and the delivery of agency programs such as financial assistance, management counseling and business development throughout the state of North Carolina, including three alternate worksite areas (Asheville, Raleigh and Wilmington).
Lynn joined SBA in 1997. She managed the SBA's National Call Center in Charlotte, NC and moved to South Florida as the Assistant District Director for Marketing and Outreach. Shortly after returning to North Carolina in 2003, she was named Deputy District Director.
Prior to joining SBA, Lynn worked for 15 years in the banking industry as a regional manager with several banks completing her career with BB&T. As a small business owner she established and marketed her own company in Charlotte, NC. The business provided specialty-painting services for commercial and residential clients.
Lynn is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has pursued graduate studies in finance at Fairfield University in Connecticut and at Queens University in North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill –School of Government – Economic Development and the Harvard Business School Alumni – Management Development Program in Charlotte, NC.