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BRENT E. MCMAHAN
Senior Area Manager - SBA Mobile, Alabama
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Brent McMahan, Senior Area Manager for the US Small Business Administration .
represents the SBA throughout south Alabama .
United States Small Business Administration started in 1953.
t is charged with helping small business across the USA start, grow, and succeed.
Small businesses are the backbone of America , creating almost all net new jobs in our country.
The US SBA helps by offering business counseling, loan guarantees, and information about selling to the federal government besides many other services to help small businesses.
has spoken to numerous groups across south Alabama .
uch of his
time has been in front of area bankers discussing how SBA loan programs can help them make loans to small business.
also works extensively with south Alabama partners like chambers of commerce, the Women's Business Center
, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of South Alabama
, and several SCORE chapters.
Prior to joining SBA late last year Brent was Lead Public Affairs Officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Biloxi's Transition Recovery Office.
In Pensacola where he still lives, before joining federal service, he worked as a financial planner.
He currently holds license as a Series 7/66 broker with the NASD.
Brent previously also served as vice president and company executive with Network Telephone, a regional high-tech startup in Pensacola .
e has also filled posts as business development executive and as non-profit fund-raiser in medical services.
He has held or holds national certification in economic development (CED) with the IEDC, and in economic development finance (EDFP) through the National Development Council.
He is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi.; and ruling elder of McIlwain Presbyterian Church in Pensacola .
rent is a former local Rotary Club president.
Brent graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi , where he earned three degrees including an MBA.
Following several years overseas as a US Army officer, Brent spent twenty-three years with BellSouth (now AT&T) before taking early retirement incentives in 1997.