Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of July 19, 2010

Jayne Armstrong

Delaware District Director, Small Business Administration

Jayne Armstrong currently serves as the SBA District Director for Delaware.  A native of Pittsburgh, she worked in advertising, high-tech economic development, and higher education development before joining the SBA in 1994.  Jayne holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University.  First serving as the District Director for West Virginia and regional advocate in the SBA’s Office of Advocacy, Jayne helped organize the White House Conference on Small Businesses in 1995.  She also represented the SBA in Russia during the first-ever formal exchange between American and Russian entrepreneurs the following year.  Since coming to Delaware, Jayne has become one of the greatest advocates for First State entrepreneurs. She has helped hundreds of Delawareans turn ideas into businesses.  Nothing, including the economic downturn, slows her down in her drive to help small business owners obtain the loans they need to open or expand.  Jayne has placed a particular emphasis on helping entrepreneurs take advantage of SBA loan programs created through the Recovery Act, such as Queen Bee Beauty Supply in Smyrna and Miller Metal Fabrication in Bridgeville.  Jayne is also substantially involved in our state’s non-profit community.  She serves on the boards of Girls, Inc., the Caesar Rodney Rotary Club, and Delaware Tech’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Consortium, among others.  Former Governor Ruth Ann Miller appointed her to serve on the Delaware Commission for Women. 

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Jayne Armstrong HERE

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