Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell is on the move again within the ranks of the Trump Administration.
Starting Tuesday, Feb. 20, Bell will be the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration based in Atlanta. He will be responsible for overseeing SBA operations in eight states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The swearing-in ceremony for Bell is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the SBA office in Atlanta.
Bell, who is a former Hall County Commissioner, began his work in national politics in August 2016 when he became a Senior Strategist for the Republican National Committee. In the administration of President Donald Trump, Bell was a Special Assistant to the Secretary of State and most recently, the Associate Director of the Peace Corps.