There’s a new administrator for the regional SBA district.
Tom Salisbury has been appointed as the Regional Administrator for U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region VII, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
Salisbury’s experience fits with his new role. Previously, Salisbury was the small business liaison for U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Prior to that, he spent the majority of his career in the lending industry.
“Tom’s firsthand experience working at the nexus of government and Main Street, coupled with his business background, will greatly benefit the Small Business Administration,” Blunt said in a news release.
In his new role, Salisbury will administer the delivery of SBA federal programs and services by Region VII’s five district offices. The offices provide program training and support to hundreds of SBA participating program lender institutions and SBA-financed microlenders, who loan federally guaranteed capital to small businesses. Additionally, SBA oversees more than 85 grantee resource partner sites within the region, which provide free or low cost small business counseling, training and mentoring services.