Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Sandy K. Baruah to Appear December 4th On The Neal Asbury Show on WZAB-AM

On Thursday, December 4th, The Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Sandy K. Baruah will appear live during The Neal Asbury Show on WZAB-AM880 between 11:00 A.M. until Noon. Asbury, the show’s host and Small Business Administration’s United States National Champion Exporter of the Year will be exploring “The SBA’s Support For Increasing American Exports” with Administrator Baruah. Sandy K. Baruah was designated Acting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on August 15, 2008. Baruah, who is pending Senate confirmation as SBA Administrator, has served in the Bush Administration since 2001. Prior to SBA, he was the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development at the Department of Commerce, and comes to SBA with a keen understanding in how to promote local business growth, manage organizational change, and respond to federal disasters.

Baruah helped lead significant accomplishments for EDA, including the agency’s induction into the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame, passage of EDA’s Congressional reauthorization, the agency’s inclusion in President Bush’s Executive Order which established the Preserve America Initiative, and achieved the second-highest effectiveness ranking from the White House’s Office Management and Budget. Prior to joining President Bush’s team at the Commerce Department, he spent seven years with a Portland, Oregon-based corporate management consulting firm. As a business consultant, he worked on engagements with clients such as Walt Disney World, Intel, Key Bank and Citizens Bank. Sandy Baruah’s previous government service includes work with U.S. Senator Bob Packwood and service to President George H.W. Bush, with positions in the office of the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of the Interior. Mr. Baruah holds a B.S. from the University of Oregon and earned an M.B.A. from Willamette University.

Over the past two years Asbury has published over 50 articles on global trade issues, been quoted in The New York Times and has appeared on network television nationally and internationally discussing important trade issues. Asbury’s blog is quickly becoming a favorite online destination for visitors who share his dismay at today’s global business environment for U.S. exporters. His advocacy has taken him to address the United Nations at the Commission of Trade and Development, Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of important trade agreements as well as frequent speaking engagements at Universities and Trade Associations. The Neal Asbury Show will be streamed live on line at WZAB-AM 880 is affiliated with Bloomberg Radio and CNBC and broadcasts live from Coral Gables, Florida.

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