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An Interview with SBA's Constance Logan & Stacey Poynter

Michigan Business Beat
August 31, 2018 4:00 PM

image001-2SBA's District Directors, Constance Logan & Stacey Poynter talk with Chris Holman at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference. 

Chris gets their take on small business, the economy, and hihglights from this conference.


Constance Payne Logan is the Michigan District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role, she is responsible for the implementation of the SBA’s programs and services in Michigan’s 83 counties. Constance also oversees the SBA’s resource partners throughout the state, including 11 regional Small Business Development Centers, nine SCORE Chapters, three Women’s Business Centers, a Veteran’s Business Outreach Center and seven Micro-Lenders.

Constance has more than 30 years of federal service, most recently serving as Michigan’s deputy district director. Prior to this appointment, she led the district’s business development division, overseeing the 8(a) and HUBZone certification programs and served as an executive staff member leading small business initiatives for underserved and economically distressed markets. She successfully implemented and directed the Detroit Empowerment Zones’ One Capital Shop Detroit and for three consecutive years led the agency’s prestigious Emerging Leaders’ program.


Stacey Poynter is the District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Indiana District located in the state capital, Indianapolis. As District Director, he is responsible for the delivery of all SBA programs and services throughout Indiana. These programs include access to capital, business counseling guidance, and government contracting assistance. Poynter oversees coordination of services between the district office staff, other federal agencies, over 130 lending institutions, and state and local resource partners including the Indiana Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters, and Women Business Centers.

Poynter joined the SBA in 2008 as a Lender Relations Specialist where he had the opportunity to educate and assist banks providing SBA loans to their clients. He has also served in the Indiana District Office as a Lead Lender Relations Specialist and the Deputy District Director.

Prior to coming to the SBA, Poynter worked for over 15 years in financial services management and sales with an emphasis on consumer and commercial lending. An Indiana native, Poynter grew up in Columbus. He graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette with a degree in Management.

Listen to Chris' Full Interview with Constance and Stacey! 


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