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Almesha L. Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Research & Economic Development and AUTM Chair Elect, AUTM

Beth Zimmer

Program Manager, U.S. Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Leadership Project

Brittany Sickler

Networks Program Manager, Office of Regional Affairs, U.S. Economic Development Administration

Chivas Grannum

Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Admin

Dominique Aubry

Founder, Growth Founder

Joann J. Hill

Minority Business Development Agency, Chief, Office of Business Development, U.S. Department of Commerce

Nancy Kamei

Program Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Anne McMahon

Statewide SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, BioConnect Iowa

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U.S. Small Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

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