Kansas City businessman Lark appointed as new SBA regional administrator
BPC Staff Jan 31, 2022 | 5:07 pm
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Vercie Lark, a small business venture capital and angel investor in Kansas City, Mo., has been appointed by President Joe Biden as the new regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region 7, which serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Lark, who retired in 2018 from global technology company DST Systems in Kansas City, is the author of “Make It Rain: Increase Your Wealth and Financial Security,” a self-help personal finance book. He has held various executive leadership roles for Fortune 1000 companies during his 35-year career. He also has owned and operated small businesses, including a BP gas station and convenience store, multi-family real estate investments, and an online clothing store. Lark fills the position previously held by Tom Salisbury, who left the agency in January 2021 after three years as administrator. The Region 7 office in Kansas City is one of 10 regional offices overseeing 68 district offices across the country.