Ahmad Goree

Lead Economic Development Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

Ahmad Goree joined the U.S. Small Business Administration in June of 2010 and currently is the Lead Economic Development Specialist in the Dallas/Ft. Worth District Office. As the Lead Economic Development Specialist, Ahmad serves as Chief of the Marketing and Outreach Division, where he leads a team of specialists that works on building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with small business stakeholders such as economic development practitioners, chambers of commerce, business associations, educational institutions and civic and community organizations.

In January 2013, SBA also named Ahmad as its Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Dallas/Ft. Worth district. As PIO, Ahmad is the official spokesperson for the district and works closely with media outlets on promoting SBA programs and services throughout 72 counties.

Prior to SBA, Ahmad worked as a Senior Legislative Aide for Business and Commerce in the Office of State Senator Royce West, where he was responsible for working with Texas state agencies in meeting their HUB goals and increasing expenditures with African – American owned firms in the program. Additionally, while working for the Senator, Ahmad worked on legislation that created the second building at University of North Texas at Dallas and helped pass the bill that instituted the UNT-Dallas College of Law.

Ahmad holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Jarvis Christian College, Master‘s in Political Science from Dallas Baptist University and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington.