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Common Hour with Karen Gordon Mills, Administrator of the Small Business Administration

  • 10/19/2012 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Common Hour

Common Hour with Karen Gordon Mills, Administrator of the Small Business AdministrationLeadership and Entrepreneurship in a Rapidly Changing World

Karen Gordon Mills was sworn in as administrator of the Small Business Administration in April 2009 after being appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She has served in the president's cabinet since January 2012. As part of the cabinet, Administrator Mills is a key member of the president's economic leadership team, reflecting the important role that small businesses and entrepreneurs play in our nation's long-term economic growth and prosperity. Mills leads a team of more than 3,000 employees and manages a portfolio of more than $90 billion in loan guarantees. The agency also helps small businesses access nearly $100 billion in federal contracts each year and supports counseling and technical assistance to more than one million entrepreneurs. Prior to the SBA, Mills held leadership positions in the private sector. Most recently, she was president of the MMP Group, which invested and grew businesses in sectors such as consumer products, food, textiles, and industrial components.

Moderated by Daniela Chediak '13, President, Bowdoin Student Government. Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Activities Leadership Series with support from the Healey Family Fund for Leadership Development.

To view the Fall 2012 Common Hour program in its entirety, please visit us at: Events and Summer Programs: Common Hour