John J. Bienko is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Deputy Director for the Office of Entrepreneurship Education. He serves as an advocate for entrepreneurial development through a variety of management and technical assistance programs and services designed for small business success, including SCORE and SBA’s online training classes. Mr. Bienko also directs SBA’s Office of International Visitors, a courtesy service to foreign visitors and dignitaries showcasing for international visitors the “American small business model.” Previously, he served as SBA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Strategic Alliances and developed many of the Agency’s highest profile public-private partnerships. Mr. Bienko has worked within city government and local non-profit organizations, consulted on numerous large-scale special events, and served as an academic instructor. He is active in numerous civic and community organizations, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Mr. Bienko entered Federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow after receiving a MS in Architecture & Planning from the University of Buffalo.
Bio Last Updated: June 2010