Goodall Named New England Regional SBA Administrator
Maine Senate Majority Leader Seth Goodall of Richmond has been appointed by the Obama Administration as Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration, which includes Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The position of regional administrator was vacated in 2012 when Jeanne Hulit, who had been the regional administrator since 2009, was promoted to become the SBA’s associate administrator of the Office of Capital Access.
Representatives Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree put Goodall’s name forward for the position last year and congratulated him in a press release this morning.
“Seth Goodall’s leadership skills and small business experience make him an excellent choice to be the next Regional SBA Administrator. His experience starting, financing, and growing a business position him well to fight for our entrepreneurs. He’s been in their shoes and he knows what it takes to get them to the next level. Seth’s firsthand experience and depth of knowledge in business policy will serve Maine and New England well, and I look forward to working with him,” said Michaud.
“Seth is just what we need at the SBA,” Pingree said. “He knows what it’s like to have to meet payroll, raise capital and grow a business. The SBA can play an important role in helping small businesses and I’m confident Seth will be able to put those resources to work in New England. I can’t think of a better person for this job.”
Goodall will leave his State Senate seat at the end of the current legislative session to assume his new position at the SBA.