Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
New SBA leader named
WASHINGTON (12/22/08)—President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name Karen Gordon Mills as the new chief of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA Acting Administrator Sandy Baruah said in a release that Mills is “ideally suited to lead the agency.” “Mills’ background is a combination of management, venture capital, and public policy, three elements key to leading the agency successfully. In addition, Mills has a record of bi-partisanship which is important to SBA and the small business community the agency serves,” Baruah said. Even before Obama announced the nomination officially, Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, the top Republican on the Senate's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, released a statement congratulating Mills. (washingtonpost.com, Dec. 19) That report noted Mills is president of MMP Group, a private equity investor and adviser based in Brunswick, Maine, and has been part of the Obama SBA transition team . From 1999 to 2007 she was founding partner and managing director of Solera Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm. She is lead director of Scotts Miracle-Gro.


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Stay tuned for coverage of @CUNA's BSA conference which starts Sunday. #CUNABSA #CUNACompliance
9 hours ago
Today's the last day to complete @CUNA's Home Depot data breach survey http://t.co/UcB8G9bVXe #StoptheDataBreaches
11 hours ago
Brenda Davis of Cross Roads Ministries will walk through 83 communities during the Ending Hunger Walking tour. (2 of 2)
12 hours ago
The Ending Hunger Walking tour, coordinated by the Maine CU League, kicked off at Old Maine CU in Augusta today. (1 of 2)
12 hours ago
Darwin Brokke of Citizens Community CU represented the #CU Association of Dakotas at a housing summit hosted by @SenatorHeitkamp
12 hours ago