Region III | Leadership

Region III

Antonio Doss
Acting Regional Administrator
Antonio Doss

Antonio Doss has established a reputation for performance, leadership, customer outreach and personal integrity throughout his career in financial services, community development, and government. Mr. Doss was appointed District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Washington Metropolitan Area District Office on December 29, 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 Director of the Office of Grants Management. As Director, Mr. Doss administered a $250 million portfolio of cooperative agreement grants through close coordination with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program offices. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Doss served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Small Business Development Centers. In that role, Mr. 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 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, Bank of America 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.