February 22, 2018
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Report Movers & Shakers — Ashley Bell, Jason Hutsenpiller
Ashley Bell Named SBA Region IV Administrator.
“The SBA plays a critical role in helping to start and grow businesses,” says Bell. “Now, more than ever, the economy is growing and we must do our part to help America’s small businesses.
“As a small business owner and entrepreneur from the young age of 23, I am committed to the SBA’s mission to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.”
Bell relocated from the Atlanta metropolitan area in 2016 when, as a presidential candidate, Trump tapped him to serve as a senior strategist for the Republican National Convention in Washington, D.C.
Prior to his SBA appointment, Bell served as associate director for External Affairs for the U.S. Peace Corps and special assistant in the Public Affairs Bureau of the US State Department. During the Trump-Pence transition, he served as Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs lead on the landing team at the State Department.
“I’ve enjoyed my time serving our country in foreign affairs the last year with both the State Dept. and at the Peace Corps,” Bell says. “I’m honored that the administration gave me this opportunity to come back to Georgia in helping to create jobs and opportunities in the Southeast.”
Bell earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2002 from Valdosta State University and acquired his J.D. from Louisiana State University. He’s been named one of America’s top 40 attorneys under 40 by the American Bar Association, a National Impact Leader of the Year by IMPACT DC, and was a 21st Century Leadership Fellow at the Harvard University JFK School of Government.
Seacoast Commerce Bank Names Jason Hutsenpiller SVP and SBA Business Development Officer in Salt Lake City
“Jason is an outstanding addition to our SBA Team and will enhance our presence and success in the state of Utah. He has advocated for small businesses in the past and will continue to be very successful in working with small business owners who want to buy, construct, or refinance their own facility,” says Don Mercer Executive Vice President, SBA National Sales Manager.
Jason’s past experience is varied in SBA business development, management and credit administration. He was most recently the Chief Lending Officer with Town & Country Bank.
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