SBA roundtable: A Conversation with Deputy Administrator Leslie

Nov 28, 2017 10:00am -
Nov 28, 2017 11:00am

Event Description

Join WGR as we welcome Deputy Administrator Allie Leslie, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a conversation about the role of small businesses in the economy, public policy and government relations. The deputy Administrator brings a diverse background of service in the military, public and private sectors to her role at SBA. She will brief members about the SBA’s mission to strengthen the economy by providing tools to help start and grow small businesses, create jobs and assist victims recovering from disasters.
At this particularly time where conversations are dominated by efforts to advance deregulation and emergency response and recovery efforts impact so many understanding the initiatives and programs run by SBA are critical. Whether you are a small business owner, represent a small business member organization or are someone who works on policy that impacts the small business community this event is one you don’t want to miss.


  • Gain insight in SBA’s initiatives such as “Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burden.”
  • Learn more about SBA’s activities on the ground following disaster declarations.
  • Understand the role of SBA in aiding small businesses navigating the federal regulatory process.


  • Deputy Administrator Allie Leslie, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Location: American Trucking Association
430 First Street SE
​Washington, DC 20003.

Metro: Capitol South

Registration Fees:
Member: $20
Non member: $40
Event Registration with the purchase of a NEW membership ($70 savings!): $215

This event is closed to the press.

Althea (“Allie”) Coetzee Leslie graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985 and subsequently received her MBA (Law) from National University, where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award (Criminal Law). Ms. Coetzee Leslie transitioned into the Navy Reserve in 1993. In her civilian capacity, she has worked in both the public and private sectors in municipal and state government, retail distribution, medical device manufacturing, and the Department of Defense. She has also worked as a small business owner. She was most recently recalled to active duty in 2011 and until her confirmation served as the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). In this role, she facilitated the Under Secretary’s leadership of AT&L across the offices of five Assistant Secretaries of Defense, eleven directorates, and several defense agencies.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

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Event Type:Meeting
Early registration ends on Sep 30, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Oct 01, 2017 and ends on Nov 29, 2017.
Late registration starts on Nov 30, 2017.