Trump Ohio Campaign Chief to Head SBA Region

COLUMBUS, Ohio The U.S. Small Business Administration has appointed Robert Scott as the regional administrator for SBA’s Great Lakes Region, which covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. He joins five other regional administrators announced today by the federal agency.

Scott was the state director of the Donald J. Trump for President campaign. He is an attorney and elected official who most recently operated his own consulting firm, practiced law at Oldham & Deitering in Clayton, Ohio, and served as the vice mayor and on city council in Kettering. He also has worked in the Ohio House of Representatives as a legislative aide and  for the Dayton Daily News, Dayton City Paper and Brown Newspapers Inc.

As regional administrator, Scott will oversee SBA operations, seven district offices and federal small business assistance programs throughout the six-state region, and will be based out of the SBA’s district office here.

“Small businesses provide great opportunity for all citizens in this country and I am thrilled to help support their development and growth in the Midwest as a regional administrator for the SBA,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “Our economy is at one of its strongest points in the last two decades and I look forward to advocating for those living the American dream as they create two out of every three jobs and help Main Streets prosper.”

A Kettering native, Scott graduated from Wright State University and received his law degree with honors from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a member of the Dayton Masonic Lodge, Ohio State Bar Association and Kettering Rotary Club. Scott received a “Forty under 40” award from the American Association of Political Consultants in 2016 and the Dayton Business Journal named him one of the city’s notable “Forty under 40” professionals in 2015.

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