This week, Gregg Bishop, former Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services’ Business Development Division, was named Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services.
“Gregg hits the ground running. His resume speaks for itself. The work he has done to assist immigrants and women entrepreneurs proves no one is more qualified to support NYC’s small business community and run the agency than he is,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“I am honored to accept the position of Commissioner of Small Business Services and continue the critical work of connecting business owners, jobseekers, and neighborhoods across the five boroughs with the tools and resources they need to thrive in New York City,” said Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services.
In his new role, Bishop will essentially run the agency which helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for New York City’s diverse communities by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building a fairer economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Mayor de Blasio in selecting a clearly qualified candidate to take the helm of the Small Business Services agency,” said Council Member Jumaane Williams. “On a professional level, my office has worked closely with Commissioner Bishop on numerous occasions to enhance services to small businesses in my district. Whether we were hosting informational workshops or had a specific business problem that needed to be addressed, he was a tremendous resource for our community in helping continue the development of growing small business corridors on Nostrand Avenue or Avenue D in my district. On a personal note, I have known Gregg since our days as undergrads at Brooklyn College. It is with immense pride that I have this opportunity to congratulate a fellow CUNY alum, as well as a fellow son of Grenadian immigrants, who understands how important public service is to our community. I am confident that he will continue to diligently work on behalf of all New Yorkers to ensure that small businesses, the essential fabric of our city’s economic engine, will continue to flourish.”
Prior to serving as deputy commissioner from 2012-2015, Bishop began working for the SBS in 2008 under the Bloomberg administration. Earlier in his career, he worked for Oxygen Media, as director of web operations and VIBE Magazine, where he helped establish the magazine’s brand.
Bishop received his Master’s in Integrated Marketing and Management Communication from The Florida State University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University, both in Tallahassee, FL. An adjunct professor at Baruch College: School of Public Affairs, he also studied International Management and Marketing in Tokyo, Japan and is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.