SBA Chooses Indiana Office Director

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Stacey Poynter district director of its Indiana District Office. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the office over the last seven years.

January 16, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Mr. Stacey Poynter has been named District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Indiana District Office. He succeeds Gail Gesell who recently retired in 2014.

Stacey has been employed by the agency for the past seven years. During his tenure he has held multiple positions in the Indiana District Office including Lead Lender Relations Specialist, and most recently Deputy District Director and Acting District Director. He is responsible for managing the strategic activities for the Indiana District Office and ensuring the delivery of all SBA programs throughout the state.

SBA services include counseling and training, capital access featuring SBA loan guaranty programs, exporting, and assistance in government contracting.

"We're pleased about the continuity of having an experienced professional like Stacey to oversee our Indiana District," said SBA Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz, who oversees the Great Lakes Region. "He brings the knowledge, leadership and energy to strengthen the SBA's network and to enhance the scope and quality of services that the Indiana District Office offers to small business owners and those wishing to start a small business in Indiana."

With over 20 years of financial experience in Indiana, Stacey has proven banking and leadership experience to drive the growth of the SBA's outreach efforts. He is an Indiana native, growing up in Columbus, IN and is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in management.

Prior to joining the SBA, Stacey was a commercial loan officer, small business lender specialist, and branch manager for banking and finance institutions in Indiana.

Stacey said that he's "excited about leading the SBA's Indiana District Office and working more with small businesses, local governments, and community organizations. I want to ensure that we get SBA resources in the hands of those who want to start and grow their businesses. Indiana is my home state. I've lived here my whole life, went to school here, and this is where I choose to raise my family. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. I look forward to strengthening an already healthy Indiana economy by getting more capital into the hands of small business owners and providing broader assistance for firms that want to do business with the federal government."

The Indiana District Office is located at 8500 Keystone Crossing, Suite 400 Indianapolis, IN 46204. For more information on SBA programs and services, please visit our website at www.sba.gov/in or calling (317) 226-7272.

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration