Obama Nominates New Advocacy Chief Counsel

September 3, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Molly Brogan Day

Late last week, President Barack Obama formally announced his nomination of Gilberto de Jesús to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. The nomination de Jesús comes on the heels of current Chief Counsel, Winslow Sargeant announcing his resignation in late-July.

“NSBA is pleased to see the quick movement on the part of President Obama in nominating Mr. de Jesús for Chief Counsel following Dr. Sargeant’s resignation. The Office of Advocacy has historically been a beacon of fairness for America’s small-business community and it is critical this office is fully staffed with a strong and capable leader at its helm,” stated Todd McCracken, NSBA president and CEO.

Currently, Mr. de Jesús is serving as a Senior Attorney at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and was previously a Senior Legislative Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin. With a very expansive background in legal issues, his primary business experience was gleaned during two years serving as a consultant to the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

McCracken went on to say, “We look forward to meeting with Mr. de Jesús in the coming weeks and hope to learn more about his background as well as the direction in which he plans to take Advocacy in the coming years.”

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