SBA Leaders to Address New PPP Loan Guidance in Town Hall. Engage with this digital panel of experts as they answer your questions about COVID-19 news and information.
Receive Guidance on your PPP Loan directly from the SBA on the following topics:
New SBA Guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program
Guidance on PPP application for lenders and applicants
Specifics on loan repayment and rehire
SBA EIDL vs PPP Loan
These town halls give virtual attendees the opportunity to get their real-time questions answered in an interactive Q&A session. Attendees can ask questions in advance on the registration page or live during the panel discussion.
Attendees will walk away from this interactive Q&A session with answers to apply to real-time situations for real success.
This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.
Constance Payne Logan
Michigan District Director U.S. Small Business Administration
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 is a federal executive with an extensive knowledge of the federal government. She recently served as Michigan’s SBA’s deputy district director for five years. Prior to this appointment, she led the district’s business development division, overseeing the 8(a) and HUBZone certification programs and served as 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 SBA’s prestigious Emerging Leaders’ program.
Included in her federal service is more than 10 years in Washington, D.C., with collective experience in government contract administration, negotiations, acquisition planning, procurement policy and technical program management at the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and the SBA.
Great Lakes Regional Administrator U.S. Small Business Administration
Robert Scott serves as the regional administrator for Region V of the U.S. Small Business Administration, overseeing the delivery of the agency’s financial assistance, technical assistance and government contracting activities throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Prior to the SBA, Scott ran his own consulting firm, practiced law at Oldham & Deitering in Clayton, Ohio, and served as the vice mayor in Kettering, Ohio, where he remains in service as a city councilman. He has worked in the Ohio House of Representatives as a legislative aide and on several major political campaigns in Ohio, including serving as the state director for Donald J. Trump for President. Additionally, Scott wrote for the Dayton Daily News, Dayton City Paper and was a syndicated columnist for Brown Newspapers, Inc.
Scott received a B.S. from Wright State University and an honors juris doctorate degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a member of the Dayton Masonic Lodge, Ohio State Bar Association and Kettering Rotary Club. Scott received a “Forty under 40” award from the American Association of Political Consultants in 2016 and the Dayton Business Journal named him one of the city’s notable “Forty under 40” professionals in 2015.
Therese Marie Smith
Director of Education & Programs - MichBusiness
Therese is Director of Education & Programs with the MichBusiness, and sister brands Corp! Magazine and The Best and Brightest Programs. She is responsible for the development and execution of education and training initiatives and oversees all regional and national HR Peer groups. As the facilitator of the COVID-19 Town Hall, Therese contributes a perspective informed by regular, in depth discussions among HR Peer Group members who are tasked with developing strategies and practices to address COVID-19 challenges in real time.