C. E. “Tee” Rowe is the President and CEO of the Association of Small Business Development Centers, a nationwide network of nearly 1,000 centers providing free, confidential business consulting and low cost training to small business owners. He joined the ASBDC in August of 2009. Tee also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Small Business Legislative Council, a Washington, DC based advocacy organization of small business trade associations. A graduate of Dartmouth College (AB, Russian/Government, 1983) and the Tulane University School of Law (JD, 1989), Mr. Rowe has a long history of legislative and advocacy experience on behalf of the small business community. Prior to joining the ASBDC he served as Associate Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs for the US Small Business Administration from 2005 to 2009. Before that he served as Assistant Administrator for Congressional Affairs and as the Assistant General Counsel at SBA from 2001 to 2005. Tee also worked for ten years (1991-2001) in the US Congress as Counsel to the Committee on Small Business in the US House of Representatives. In that role he was responsible for drafting most of the major small business legislation passed by the US Congress.