Bruce Purdy

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership at US Small Business Administration

Bruce Purdy

Bruce Purdy

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership at US Small Business Administration

Biography

Bruce Purdy, Deputy Assistant Administrator
SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership
In July 1997, Bruce Purdy began his career with the Small Busin
ess Administration as a Presidential Management
Intern working initially in the Microenterprise Development Bra
nch before moving into a position to work on
SBA’s electronic lending solutions and risk management strategi
es for SBA’s loan programs.
In January 2005, Bruce was asked to serve as the Acting Chief o
f the Microenterprise Development Branch until
June 2006, when he took a leave of absence from SBA to particip
ate in the Alfa Fellowship Program in Moscow,
Russia, focusing on small and medium size enterprise developmen
t.
Upon returning from Russia in 2007, Bruce
served as a Senior Program Analyst in the Office of Entrepreneu
rial Development, working with all of SBA’s entrepreneurial
development programs analyzing risk and program performance.
In 2009, Bruce was one of 4 indi
viduals at SBA
honored to
participate in the Annenberg Fellowship Program. This five mont
h leadership program provides rising leaders the opportunity to
learn best management and leadership practices. The participan
ts used lessons learned in the classroom and worked with SBA
leaders to develop innovative, actionable strategies and recomm
endations on SBA’s Information Technology Acquisition Process.
In January 2010, Bruce was selected to serve as Deputy Assistan
t Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership,
overseeing the Women’s Business Center Program, the position he
currently holds.

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US Small Business Administration

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Chief Human Capital Officer at US Small Business Administration

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Director, Office of Women's Business Ownership at US Small Business Administration

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Chief Financial Officer at US Small Business Administration

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District Director, Texas (San Antonio) at US Small Business Administration

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Former Deputy General Counsel at US Small Business Administration

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Acting Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel at US Small Business Administration

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Senior Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel at US Small Business Administration

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Chief Information Officer at US Small Business Administration

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Chief Human Capital Officer at US Small Business Administration

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Partner at US Small Business Administration

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Bruce Purdy
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership at US Small Business Administration
Education
Master's in Public Administration

Bowling Green State University is a public university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The 1,338-acre (541.5 ha) main academic and residential campus is located 22 miles (35 km) south of Toledo, Ohio. The institution was granted a charter in 1910 as a normal school, specializing in teacher training and education, as part of the Lowry Normal School Bill that authorized two new normal schools in the state of Ohio. Over the university's history, it developed from a small rural normal school into a comprehensive public university.

Career History
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership
1997 - Current

U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses, since its founding on July 30, 1953.

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