|Acting Administrator of the Small Business Administration|
April 13, 2019 – January 14, 2020
|Preceded by||Linda McMahon|
|Succeeded by||Jovita Carranza|
|General Counsel of the Small Business Administration|
June 2017 – March 2020
|Preceded by||Melvin Williams|
Christopher Michael Pilkerton
July 6, 1973
|Education||Fairfield University (BA)|
Catholic University of America (JD)
Columbia University (MPA)
Prior to entering government service, Pilkerton was formerly an assistant director of Law and Public Policy at the Catholic University of America from 2007 to 2011. He then served as a Senior Counselor to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2004 to 2006. Pilkerton has also been a compliance director at JPMorgan Chase from 2013 to 2017, an Assistant New York County District Attorney from 1999 to 2004, partner specializing in financial services law at Ruddy Gregory, PLLC from 2006 to 2008, a member of the Nasdaq, Inc. board of directors from 2011 to 2012, and partner specializing in financial services law at Butzel Long from 2008 to 2013. From 2019 to 2020, he served as a member of the Adjunct Faculty for Risk Management and Financial Controls at Catholic University of America and was a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He served as General Counsel and Regulatory Policy Officer of the Small Business Administration from 2017 to 2020 and as Acting Administrator of the agency from 2019 to 2020. From March 2020 to January 2021 he has served as the Executive Director of the Opportunity Now Initiative, a program within the White House Office.
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| Administrator of the Small Business Administration