WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Senate voted to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration by a vote of 81-19. The nation's leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses expressed enthusiasm for McMahon's leadership, as her experience will be vital in helping the Trump Administration develop policies and initiatives to strengthen entrepreneurship and small business growth. Karen Kerrigan, president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), said:
"Linda is an accomplished entrepreneur and CEO. The SBA, President Trump, and small businesses across America will benefit from her unique journey and success as well as her passion for women's entrepreneurship and leadership. Her experience will help the Administration focus on policies and programs that strengthen the nation's powerful small business sector, which will lead to stronger economic growth and job creation. The U.S. needs a resurgence in entrepreneurship and new business creation, and I am excited about Linda's proven leadership to help refocus SBA programs on innovative approaches that provide confidence to entrepreneurs who want to pursue their dream of starting a business, while supporting existing businesses attain stronger growth."
Kerrigan noted McMahon's success as an entrepreneur, having scaled and built World Wrestling Entertainment from a small company to a global enterprise and brand with 800 employees. Read more on Kerrigan's assessment of McMahon here.
SBE Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship. For nearly 25 years, SBE Council has worked to advance initiatives and policies that strengthen the ecosystem for startups and small business growth. To learn more, visit SBE Council's website: www.sbecouncil.org. Follow on Twitter: @SBECouncil.
CONTACT: Karen Kerrigan
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