Three small business owners from Louisiana, Maine and Alaska respectively have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards by SBA Administrator Linda McMahon.
Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards in all 10 of SBA’s regions represent the voice of small businesses on regulatory fairness. Each board is comprised of five small business owners, and serves as a resource and point of contact for small business owners who believe they have experienced unfair regulatory enforcement and compliance actions.
The board members advise the National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness, Nathan J. Miller, on matters of concern to small businesses related to federal regulatory enforcement actions, and report instances of unfair, excessive enforcement actions taken by federal regulators.
Arthur J. Price
Region VI, representing Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas=
Arthur Price is the President of Badger Oil Corporation, and an active board member of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Business First Bank, a community banking institution based in Baton Rouge. Price serves as a director and treasurer of the Lafayette General Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lafayette General Health, a regional, community-owned health system. He is also a director of the Badger Excellence in Education Foundation, whose mission is to assist and improve public and private educational efforts in Louisiana.
Richard V. Snow
Region I, representing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Richard Snow is the owner of Maine Indoor Karting, a business he started with his wife in 2003. During his one-year term in 2012 term as director of the Bureau of Labor Standards for the state of Maine, he worked on realigning the workforce, and relocated the safety center to Augusta, saving the state money. Before he worked for the state, Snow spent nine years as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. A Navy veteran with 26 years of service, Snow was a recruiter as well as a supply and budget analyst at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command in Washington, D.C. Snow is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, and attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Christine V. Williams
Region X, representing Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Christine Williams is the founder and managing partner of Outlook Law, LLC. She is also an adjunct law professor of government contracting at Seattle University School of Law’s Alaska campus. Williams has admission to, and has prevailed in a diversity of courts, including various Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been recognized in a group of the top five percent of attorneys in the U.S. for government contracting by the Best Lawyers in America, a peer reviewed and distinguished honor among the nation’s lawyers, which reviews over seven million nominations for this honor annually.
For more information about the SBA Office of the National Ombudsman, please visit: www.sba.gov/ombudsman.