Tee Rowe

C. E. “Tee” Rowe is President and CEO of the Association of Small Business Development Centers, a nationwide network of over 1,000 centers providing free, confidential counseling and low cost training to small business owners. A graduate of Dartmouth College (AB, Russian Language/Literature, 1983) and the Tulane University School of Law (JD, 1989), Mr. Rowe has a long history of legislative and advocacy experience on behalf of the small business community. Prior to ASBDC, he served as Associate Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs for the US Small Business Administration (2005-09); Assistant Administrator for Congressional Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulation at SBA (2001-05); and Counsel to the Committee on Small Business in the US House of Representatives (1991-2001). In the latter role, he was responsible for drafting most of the major small business legislation passed by the US Congress.