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Juan Villalobos Joins Small Business Majority as Midwest Director

For Immediate Release: 
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Small Business Majority announces new leadership to support the organization’s mission in the Midwest  

Chicago—Small Business Majority announced today that Juan Villalobos has joined the organization as Midwest Director. Juan oversees program development and policy advocacy to help small businesses start and grow throughout the region. A seasoned community advocate with nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience, Juan is an expert in community building, policy and advocacy work and organizational strategic development. Juan is also fluent in Spanish, and will assist with the organization’s outreach to the Hispanic community.

“Juan has an extensive background in virtually everything our organization undertakes to serve entrepreneurs, including relationship building, policy work, advocacy work and fundraising,” said John Arensmeyer, founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “He'll be an immediate asset to our Midwest team and Small Business Majority as a whole, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Previously, Juan worked at the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) as the Interim Executive Director/Director of Community Building and Strategic Partnerships. He managed all of CEP’s community, corporate, and electoral partnerships. Prior to CEP, Juan worked as a consultant for the State of Illinois New Americans Initiative and early childhood development and policy with Illinois Action for Children. Juan is also a small business owner who designs and builds custom furniture from upcycled materials.

“I am delighted to be a part of Small Business Majority and its exceptional team,” Juan said. “I have a passion for helping small businesses succeed and I know I have a real opportunity to do that here. I believe strongly in the mission of Small Business Majority and I’m looking forward to furthering our goals throughout the Midwest.”

Juan started on Sept. 10 and is based in Small Business Majority’s Chicago office.

About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to ensure America’s entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy. We actively engage our network of more than 58,000 small business owners in support of public policy solutions and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Topic: 
General Small Business
Press State: 
IL