Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration since 2009, is leaving her position, according to a media report.
President Obama boosted the position to Cabinet level, Politico reported. Ms. Mills' departure now brings the total of high-ranking women who have of late left the administration to four: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson have all resigned, Politico reported.
Ms. Mills will keep her position until the administration finds a replacement, she said, according to the Politico report.
In a statement printed by Politico, Mr. Obama recognized her "outstanding work on behalf of America's small business owners and entrepreneurs" and "leading role ... to support start-ups and entrepreneurs."
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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