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.> Read More