Darryl K. Hairston
Darryl K. Hairston was appointed Associate Administrator for Business Development in August 2010. In this position, Hairston is responsible for the management of the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to opportunity. Prior to appointment, Hairston served in a number of senior level management positions within Management and Administration, Gov't Contracting and Business Development and Division of Program Certification and Eligibility. His career with SBA began in 1978 as a Business Management Specialist and he held various positions in SBA branch, district and headquarter offices. Prior to joining SBA, Hairston was the Budget and Marketing Director for the Transportation Div. in the Governor’s Office of Economic and Community Development in W. Virginia. He is a native of Institute, W. Virginia and holds an MBA from Marshall University and a BA degree in Business Admin from West Virginia State University.