Small Business Week: SBA National Small Business Person of the Year

SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills made the following announcement here during ceremonies at the US Small Business Administration’s celebration of National Small Business Week 2009: Jeanna Sellmeyer is a perfect example of the grit and determination it takes to become a highly successful entrepreneur in America today. Hers is a story of beating the odds and coming back on top, surviving daunting obstacles to lead her environmental remediation firm and its 100 employees to a leadership position in her industry. In doing so, Jeanna demonstrates the qualities that make small businesses such a powerful force in the American economy, and in their communities.  Sellmeyer, 43, has led her company, the ASSET Group, Inc., to become one of the region’s most successful federal construction and remediation contractors with just under 100 employees, more than $45 million in revenues, and project locations from California to Florida. An Oklahoma native,... [Read Full Article]