Press Release

September 3, 2014
Cardin Lauds Nomination of Former Advisor to Key Position at the Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, praised the announcement that Gilberto de Jesús has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration. de Jesús formerly served as a Senior Legislative Fellow for Senator Cardin and advised him on all issues related to small businesses.


“Gil de Jesús has been a tireless defender of small businesses and has worked hard to help create opportunities for the men and women fighting to make their small businesses successful. I will be proud to introduce a trusted advisor to my fellow members of the Senate Small Business Committee,” said Senator Cardin. “Small businesses in Maryland and nationwide will be well-served with Gil de Jesús promoting their needs at SBA.”



From the White House:


Gilberto de Jesús, Nominee for Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration

Gilberto de Jesús is currently a Senior Attorney in the Office of Communications Business Opportunities at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a position he has held since 2009.  From 2007 to 2008, Mr. de Jesús was a Senior Legislative Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin.  Previously, Mr. de Jesús served as an Attorney Advisor with the FCC’s Investigations & Hearings Division from 2000 to 2007.  From 1999 to 2000, Mr. de Jesús served as a Consultant for the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Previously, he was Secretary of the Juvenile Justice Department of Maryland.  From 1989 to 1997, he served at the Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Legal Advisor to Federal and state prosecutors on issues of international law enforcement.  He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Development Corporation as well as the University of Maryland Medical Systems.  Mr. de Jesús received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law.