Moisés Montañez, a Miami-based small business owner, was appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region IV Regulatory Fairness Board by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet on July 29 in Miami.
SBA’s Fairness Boards represent small business on regulatory issues by linking individual entrepreneurs who may feel bogged down by excessive regulatory oversight with the National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness.
Montañez brings an extensive construction and contracting background to his position as the founder and general manager of ALTA Home Remodeling,
“As a veteran small business owner, Mr. Montañez is uniquely positioned to understand and advocate for small businesses,” National Ombudsman Brian Castro said. “He will play a vital role in ensuring that the voice of small business is heard by federal regulators, while facilitating regulatory solutions that save small business time and money.”
In his new role, Montañez will serve as a local resource for small businesses, working with small business trade groups and other entities to confront regional concerns. Region IV encompasses much of the Southeastern United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
“We are thrilled about the selection…Moisés will be able to provide invaluable insight about how federal regulations specifically affect small businesses in the South Florida region,“ SBA’s South Florida District Director Francisco “Marrero said. “He truly will be a champion for small business owners by raising awareness about the impact of regulations and the navigation of the regulatory environment.”