Chinese American to Help Advise the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of the National Ombudsman

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Asian Business Association Chair Ronald W. Wong appointed to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IX Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board

Washington, D.C – U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen G. Mills recently announced the appointment of Ronald W. Wong to the Region IX Regulatory Fairness (RegFair) Board.

The U.S. Small Business Administrator and the U.S. Small Business Administration National Ombudsman, Ms. Esther Vassar, rely on the RegFair Boards to provide independent advice and recommendations regarding issues of unfair and/or excessive regulatory enforcement and compliance fairness for America’s small businesses. The RegFair Boards also provide input to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s annual report to Congress and give a voice to other business owners, non-profit entities, and representatives of small businesses to create an environment that encourages regulations that are effective but not excessive.

As President Obama has stated, America’s small businesses are the places where most new jobs begin,” and they “represent the essence of the American spirit.”

RegFair Board Members will help the U.S. Small Business Administrator achieve one of her primary goals of making the SBA the strongest possible voice of the United States for small businesses while maintaining a high level of transparency through agency activities.

Mr. Wong is excited to join this Board and work with the President’s Administration to help small businesses thrive throughout the country. “It is an honor to help President Obama’s Administration work to make sure that American small business continue to prosper and create American jobs,” said Wong.

Wong also serves as a Board Member of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Wong served in President Clinton’s Administration at the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Services and currently serves as President of Imprenta Communications Group, an award winning public affairs, ethnic marketing and campaign firm in California.

“We are happy that our Co-Chair will play a role on a key Federal Advisory Board dealing with small businesses. His presence will only enhance transparency and give diverse business a voice regarding Federal regulatory of small business,” said Dennis Wong, executive director of ABA.

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