Speaker

Antwaun Griffin

Chief of Staff

Small Business Administration

Biography

Antwaun Griffin serves as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Small Business Administration, the primary senior executive advisor to the Administrator on program and policy matters with national scope and impact. Mr. Griffin most recently served as Chief Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on pandemic and economic recovery programs, coordinating with the White House COVID-19 Task Force, Centers for Disease Control, White House Domestic Policy Council, U.S. Health and Human Services, U.S. State Department, industry leaders and other internal and external stakeholders to develop policy guidance improving workplace/worker safety, domestic and international travel, and supply chain resiliency.
Mr. Griffin previously served as Senior Advisor in the SBA Office of Field Operations, leading coordination for the Obama-Biden Administration with the agency’s 114 Regional, District, and Branch Offices, disseminating and overseeing policies, guidelines and operating procedures for the day-today management and operations of all of the agency’s U.S. field offices. He served as the primary liaison for administration officials and external stakeholders to ensure SBA offices were equipped to act on statutory, program and policy changes impacting small businesses including The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The Small Business Jobs Act, and The Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Griffin has also served as a strategic advisor for planning and implementation of Biden for President and Democratic National Committee Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts with a focus on communities of color. In these roles, he coordinated Biden for President Coalitions and political team outreach to key stakeholders especially relating to GOTV programming, as well as liaising between the National GOTV Director, National Vote by Mail & Paid Programs Director, and National Organizing Director on key GOTV infrastructure throughout targeted states.
Mr. Griffin graduated from the University of Virginia Echol’s Scholar Program in Charlottesville, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in American Government, Economics, and American History.