Kathleen M. McShane

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

Kathleen M. McShane

Kathleen M. McShane

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

Biography

Kathleen McShane is responsible for overseeing Women’s Business Centers throughout the country. These centers offer counseling, training and mentorship to women who want to launch or expand their business. She provides advice, assistance and support to promote, coordinate, and monitor the efforts of the Federal government to establish, preserve, and strengthen women-owned business. She recognizes the economic value that female-owned businesses contribute to the economy.

Prior to joining the SBA, she was CEO and Founder of Ladies Launch Club a company that provided guidance to women who wanted to launch a business.

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates presented McShane with Award of Honor from the National Business and Disability Council. McShane was awarded the Outstanding Woman of the Year Award from the Connecticut Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners and the CBS News Radio Small Business Award.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University. She has attended Columbia University Executive Management Program and has a Certification in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She was an adjunct professor at New York University where she taught Competitive Intelligence.

McShane was formerly on the Board of Directors for Bankwell (formerly the Bank of New Canaan), where she was a founding director and was Chairperson of the Marketing Committee and served on the Personnel and Compensation Committee. She also served on the Norwalk Hospital Foundation Board.

She has two grown children.

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Kendrew Group Ltd.
US Small Business Administration

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Executive Director of the Foundation at White Plains Hospital Medical Center

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Member, Board of Directors at Norwalk Health Services Corporation

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Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Norwalk Health Services Corporation

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Trustee at Norwalk Hospital Foundation

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Partner & Greenwich Office Managing Director at Withers LLP

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Member, Board of Directors at Norwalk Hospital Foundation

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Partner at Gunn, Godfrey and Allison

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Catholic Health Services of Long Island

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Trustee at Norwalk Hospital Foundation

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Vice Chair, Board of Directors at Norwalk Hospital Foundation

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Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership at US Small Business Administration
Career History
Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership
2018 - 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.

Chief Executive Officer
Current

Kendrew Group Ltd. operates as marketing and brand development agency. The company is headquartered in New Canaan, CT.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

THE NORWALK HOSPITAL FOUNDATION GENERATES PHILANTHROPY AND AWARENESS TO SUPPORT NORWALK HOSPITAL IN BEING A LEADER IN ADVANCED MEDICAL CARE IN THE REGION.

Director
Prior

Norwalk Health Services Corp. is a community teaching hospital, which provides personalized, compassionate healthcare services of exceptional and consistent quality to the residents of Fairfield County. The firm provides needed medical care to all, including those who cannot pay for it. The company provides patient-centered care for all patients by building state-of-the-art facilities with innovative new technologies and equipment; developing and providing progressive educational programs to ensure medical personnel are up-to-date on the most recent treatments. Norwalk Health Services was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.

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