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Thomas Guevara

Thomas Guevara

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs
Performing the Non-Exclusive Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development

During the Presidential transition, Tom Guevara is performing the non-exclusive duties of the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development. In this capacity, Mr. Guevara is charged with leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness to help U.S. workers and businesses compete globally.

Guevara regularly serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, directing and supervising the activities of the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Office of Regional Affairs, which includes all six EDA Regional Offices, the Performance and National Programs Division, EDA’s Loan Guarantee Program, the Integrated Economic Development team, and EDA’s Organizational Development team. He also is the Grants Officer for the agency’s Regional Innovation Strategies program, which awards grants to state, local, non-profit and tribal organizations to create and sustain regional systems of innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital development.

EDA's Regional and Headquarter Offices are responsible for program delivery of investments that fulfill the agency's mission of leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Mr. Guevara brings over 27 years of management experience in financial advisory services, public-private partnership finance, and economic development program management and consulting.

Prior to joining EDA, Mr. Guevara served as a Director at Crowe Horwath LLP in Indiana, where he managed financial advisory services for over $1 billion in bond sales for public and public-private capital projects and delivered economic impact studies for projects totaling over $500 million. He previously worked for the state of Indiana as CIO of the largest state agency, where he was responsible for information technology projects and expenditures in excess of $140 million annually, serving over 8500 agency users statewide, and administered by over 250 employees and contractors. Mr. Guevara also served as Assistant State Budget Director at the Indiana State Budget Agency, where he headed the Health and Human Services division. Mr. Guevara's budget oversight responsibilities included over $3 billion in agency budgets, meeting the Governor's mandated spending reduction targets, negotiating budgets with agency heads and legislators, and implementing new spending plans.

Mr. Guevara also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, teaching finance, management and budgeting courses to graduate and undergraduate students.

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Thomas Guevara

Greg Brown

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

Greg Brown is EDA’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. As CFO/CAO, Mr. Brown provides senior executive leadership in the strategic planning and management of all financial, budget and administrative activities and related financial systems at EDA.

Mr. Brown came to EDA from the U.S. Department of Transportation after serving on a Senior Executive Service career appointment as the Deputy Director of the Office of Budget & Program Performance. He provided leadership, advice and guidance to the Office of the Secretary in the development, implementation, and administration of Department’s budget, financial management and performance management.

Mr. Brown is the former Chief Administrative Officer for the Maryland Transportation Authority. In this capacity, he directed all agency administrative functions including information technology, procurement, human resources, and inventory control. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Brown served as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia’s Department of Corrections. Previously, he was Branch Chief for Public Education and Community Services with the District’s Office of Budget and Planning and also held fiscal oversight positions with Baltimore City Community College, the National Association of State Budget Officers, and the Maryland General Assembly.

Mr. Brown holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from Morgan State University.

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EDA Division Leaders and Regional Directors

Division Leaders:

Chief of Staff

Chief Counsel
Stephen Kong

Director, Office of External Affairs

Director, Legislative and
Intergovernmental Affairs

Angela Ewell-Madison

Director, Public Affairs

Director, Performance and National
Programs, Trade Adjustment Assistance

Bryan Borlik

Acting Director, Office of Innovation
and Entrepreneurship

Craig Buerstatte






Regional Office Directors:

H. Philip Paradice, Jr.

Jorge Ayala

Jeannette P. Tamayo

Angela Belden Martinez

Linda Cruz-Carnall

A. Leonard Smith