ASA Day with SBA
The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program helps subcontractors get bonds up to $10 million! Attend ASA Day with SBA to…
Get up to 2X bonding capacity with SBA bond guarantees
Obtain bonds even if you’re starting out or recovering from economic impacts
Compete for bigger public & private contracts
ASA Day with SBA will include a discussion of how the SBG Program can increase your contracting opportunities, dispel myths surrounding the program, and give you the opportunity to obtain solutions to your specific bonding challenges from SBG Program leaders. SBG Program staff available to answer your bonding questions include Peter C. Gibbs, Director of the Office of Surety Guarantees; Tamara E. Murray, Underwriting Marketing Specialist; and Area Office Directors Earnest L. Knott, Jennifer Vigil, and Catharine Powers.
Peter C. Gibbs is the Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Surety Guarantees (OSG). Mr. Gibbs joined OSG in 2005 and is responsible for developing and recommending policies and procedures, guidelines, and criteria for evaluating and mitigating all Surety Bond Guarantee Program operations, including those governing the regional offices. In addition to operations and personnel management, he works closely with surety companies, who provide over $7 billion annually in surety bond credit to small businesses throughout the United States.
Tamara E. Murray is the Underwriting & Marketing Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program in Denver, Colorado. Tamara joined SBA in 2007 and is responsible for marketing and outreach to the surety and small business community for an 18-state territory. Tamara works closely with bond agents and surety companies who provide over $7 billion in bond guarantees to small businesses annually.
Jennifer Vigil is the Area Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program in Denver, Colorado. Jennifer oversees marketing, production and underwriting for an 18-state territory. Since joining the SBA in 2011, Jennifer has driven a team who assisted almost 2,000 small businesses annually. The team provides 10,000 bond guarantee applications to small business owners each year.
M. Catharine Powers is the Area Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program in Seattle, WA. Catharine joined SBA in 2010 and is responsible for the marketing and underwriting for the Area Office. In addition to operations and personnel management, Catharine works with surety companies and bond agents in the western U.S. plus Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.
Earnest L. Knott is the Area Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program in Washington, DC. The DC office covers the east coast of the United States from Maine to Florida. Prior to assuming his present position with the Office of Surety Guarantees in October 2016, he served in several positions in various programs including the Office of Small Business Investment Companies, Office of Small Business Development Centers, and the Office of Certification and Eligibility.