Region IX | Leadership

Donna J. Davis

Regional Administrator
Donna J. Davis

Donna Davis recently joined the SBA as Regional Administrator for Region IX, which encompasses Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada.  Davis has over three decades of experience in working with small businesses and corporations, as well as public service with governments at the city, state and federal levels. 

She served most recently as the President and CEO of DIR Group, Inc., a business and advocacy consulting firm.  Before that, she was the CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association.  Davis also served as President, CEO and Founder of a portfolio of companies with involvement in domestic and global event management and an international speakers’ bureau.  Earlier in her career, she was a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park.

Davis has served on the boards of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce-AZ, the National Small Business Association, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Women Impacting Public Policy and is a Leadership America inductee.  She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and completed a Harvard Business School Executive Program.