Federal Small Business Relief During COVID-19 Shutdown: Zoom Webinar

Federal Small Business Relief During COVID-19 Shutdown: Zoom Webinar

White House policy advisor and former Small Business Administration (SBA) Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton ’95 will answer questions on accessing federal aid.

Media Contact: Susan Cipollaro, scipollaro@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2726

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (April 8, 2020) — Fairfield University alum, Christopher Pilkerton' 95, former Small Business Administration (SBA) Acting Administrator and White House policy advisor on small business relief, will offer a special Zoom webinar on Thursday, April 9, at 12 p.m. EST, where he will explain the current programs available and how you can access federal aid.

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar.

Chris Pilkerton serves as a White House policy advisor and former Acting Administrator for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He is also the current Executive Director of the White House Opportunity Now initiative, a government-wide program which supports economic empowerment for underserved communities.

In his role as SBA Acting Administrator, he served as a member of the President’s Cabinet, advocating on behalf of America’s 30 million small businesses. During his time at the SBA, he was also the agency’s General Counsel, overseeing legal operations across all of its financial programs. Prior to his time with the SBA, Pilkerton was a compliance director at JP Morgan Chase, advising both the business and corporate functions on matters related to enterprise compliance risk and regulatory change management. While there, Pilkerton was named one of the “Heroes of the Fortune 500” by Fortune Magazine, in recognition of his efforts in support of orphans in Liberia impacted by Ebola.

Posted On: April 8, 2020

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