Sheldon Shoemaker

Deputy Inspector General

Sheldon Shoemaker is the Deputy Inspector General at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General (OIG).  He is the principal advisor to the Inspector General and assists in leading this dynamic oversight organization.  The organization provides nationwide oversight of SBA’s programs and operations, which include SBA’s role in the nation’s pandemic response—over a trillion dollars of lending authority, loan portfolios valued at hundreds of billions of dollars, small business contracting programs that result in over $150 billion in federal contracting dollars annually, and a robust portfolio of counseling programs that assist the nation’s economic engine—America’s small businesses.  

Mr. Shoemaker has over 20 years of leadership experience and more than 25 years of Federal service.  Mr. Shoemaker joined OIG in 2011 as a Special Assistant to the Inspector General and later served as Chief of Staff.  In 2018, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and served as the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Operations within the office.  Prior to joining OIG, he served as Section Chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Congressional Affairs Section.  He joined DEA in 1998 as a Program Analyst and beginning in 2002, served in various supervisory and management roles within the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Executive Policy and Strategic Planning Staff before taking on a position as Congressional Affairs Specialist in the Congressional Affairs Section.  Before joining DEA, Mr. Shoemaker spent a short time as Contract Specialist within the Department of Defense.

Mr. Shoemaker is a native of Dunbar, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, majoring in Government and in Social Science.