FedTracker: Kerry likes Obama's SBA choice
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen a seasoned venture
capitalist to head the Small Business Administration. Obama's
announcement earlier today drew cheers from Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.),
chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee.
Karen Gordon Mills, who also has served as an advisor to Maine Gov. John Baldacci, is Obama's choice.
"A venture capitalist who invests in small businesses, Karen
understands the challenges faced by both small business owners and the
workers they employ," Obama said in announcing his pick. "With a
background in the private sector and experience helping Maine’s
governor promote growth across the state, I am confident that Karen
will lead an SBA that will not only help small business owners realize
their dreams, but help our nation rebuild our economy."
"The President-elect’s selection to lead the SBA demonstrates his
commitment to bring Washington in touch with the real needs of Main
Street," Kerry said in a written statement. "Karen has been a champion
for small business owners in a state economy that depends on small
firms. As a successful entrepreneur, Karen understands firsthand what
it takes to build and grow a firm."
Posted by Michael Hardy on Dec 19, 2008 at 6:59 PM