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Washington Biz Journal: SBA Team Picked

Tucker Echols Staff Reporter

Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills is filling out her management team.

Mills, who was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, has named a baker’s dozen of executives to help run the agency.

Heading Mills’ executive team will be Ana Ma as chief of staff. Ma has served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and in various positions in the Department of Labor. Ma is from Tucson and a graduate of the University of Arizona.

Other advisers to Mills include, Sara Lipscomb as general counsel; Penny Pickett as senior adviser to the administrator; Jonathan Swain as assistant administrator for communications and public liaison; Christopher Chan as special assistant to the administrator and scheduler; Subash Iyer as special assistant to the administrator; and Kimberly Peyser as confidential assistant to the administrator.

Darryl Hairston will serve as associate administrator of the office of management and administration. Joseph Jordan will be associate administrator of government contracting and business development.

Toby J.G. McGrath will serve as associate administrator for the office of field operations. Eric Zarnikow will be associate administrator for capital access.

Ginger Lew will act as counselor to the administrator and liaison to the National Economic Council while Meaghan Burdick will serve as the SBA’s White House liaison.

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