WASHINGTON – The United States Senate today confirmed Marie Collins Johns to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, made the following comment on the confirmation:

“Marie Johns comes to the SBA with an impeccable record of leadership and public service. At a time when this agency is undergoing enormous transformations, Marie will be an invaluable asset to Administrator Mills and her team as they continue to put small businesses at the forefront of our economic recovery. I look forward to working with Deputy Administrator Johns in her new capacity, and am glad to have her working on behalf of small businesses across the country.”

Last month, the Small Business Committee held a confirmation hearing for the Deputy Administrator. To view more information from the hearing and testimony from Marie Johns, please click here.