Junta Directiva

Nuestra junta directiva está formada por profesionales con alta experiencia en pequeñas empresas cuyos antecedences y perspectivas informan la dirección de Small Business Majority. Cada miembro ha cultivado una gran cantidad de empresas exitosas y sin fines de lucro y/o ha trabajado extensamente en políticas públicas de pequeñas empresas, lo que lo/la ha equipado con el conocimiento y la experiencia para ayudar a guiar a la organización, proporcionar información valiosa y asesorarnos en nuestras decisiones más importantes.

LaJuanna Russell, Chair

LaJuanna Russell is founder and president of Business Management Associates, Inc (BMA), a business process and human capital management firm. Ms. Russell possesses more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of business operations and government contracting, serving federal and state governments and international entities. Ms. Russell founded BMA in 2006 to continue the initial software life cycle development work she began during her consulting career, but with an emphasis on the integration of people and process. She has developed BMA from the ground up, establishing the technical and operational infrastructure, and the employee and client-focused culture her firm is known for. BMA was recently named to Inc.'s 5000 List of the fastest-growing private companies in America for 2015.

In addition to her certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Ms. Russell holds a Bachelor Arts degree in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech and an accelerated MBA with concentrations in International Business and Finance from the George Washington University. Ms. Russell was a Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Program Scholar for the Fall 2015 cohort and is now a Virtual Business Advisor to the program, providing advisory and strategic support to a growth group. 

Kenneth Henderson, Esq.

Ken Henderson is a partner at a global law firm, Bryan Cave LLP, where he represents large, medium and small businesses. He provides day-to-day business law advice to public and private firms in the U.S. and abroad. Ken’s clients come from industries including fund management, family office structures, financial services, technology and customer services. His corporate and securities transactional experience is focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and domestic and international joint ventures.

Ken is also active in community and pro bono matters. He organized the firm’s mentor relationship with Thomas Jefferson High School in East New York, Brooklyn. He is past chairman of and counsel to the Board of Directors of PCI-Media Impact, a New York-based nonprofit with a presence in developing countries throughout the world.

Jessica Milano

Jessica Milano most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development, and Housing Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she oversaw policy development on how more small businesses and communities can access safe and affordable credit. In addition, she also managed three Treasury programs focused on access to capital: the Small Business Lending Fund, the State Small Business Credit Initiative and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. Prior to joining the Department of the Treasury, Jessica served as Senior Advisor to the Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration. She currently serves as Vice President and Director of ESG Investment Research at Calvert Research and Management.

Jessica has extensive economic consulting and financial services experience. She previously held positions as Director of Research at Compass Lexecon, an economic consulting firm, and with Promontory Interfinancial Network, a financial services firm with a network of over 3,000 financial institutions. She also was a policy consultant at Civic Enterprises where she ran projects for a wide variety of clients including AARP, the Gates Foundation, OpportunityNation, and the White House Council for Community Solutions.

Jessica is the author of several policy reports for the Progressive Policy Institute/Democratic Leadership Council on topics including economic security, job creation, and investment and innovation. She holds a M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and received her B.S. in Government from the London School of Economics.

Jeanette Quick

Jeanette Quick is Head of Compliance and Public Policy at Gusto, a people platform that serves more than 200K small businesses nationwide. She was previously Senior Counsel to the United States Senate Banking Committee for Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and then-Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH), for whom she was the senior advisor on consumer and small business finance. Prior to that, Ms. Quick was Senior Attorney at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Deputy General Counsel at Scratch Services. Jeanette is an Eisenhower Fellow, Truman National Security Project Political Partner, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs New Leader, United States-Spain Council Young Leader, an elected member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and an immediate past chair of the California Lawyers Association Consumer Financial Services Committee. Ms. Quick holds a Jurisdoctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in economics and philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

John Arensmeyer

John Arensmeyer is the Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority.

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