Chris L.  James

Chris L. James

Chris L. James is assistant administrator for the Office of Native American Affairs at the U.S. Small Business Admin. James is responsible for coordinating and directing SBA programs within the Office of Native American Affairs, to promote and enhance small business services and opportunities for Native Americans, including reservation-based Native Americans and tribal governments. Prior experience, James was an associate program manager at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund CDFI. James earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University. He is a member of the Indian Affairs Executive Working Group and chairs the sub-committee on economic development. He was previously an active member of the Certified Entrepreneurial Council, Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council, Nat'l Assoc. of Developmental Organizations.