Jackie Robinson-Burnette

Government Contracting Expert, Live Oak Bank


Jackie Robinson-Burnette joined Live Oak Bank in November 2017 as the Government Contracting Team's Industry Expert. From 2014 to 2017, she served as the highest ranking career Senior Executive for federal small business contracting programs with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In Jackie's role, she was responsible for the implementation of all federal small business contracting programs to include the set-aside program that awards o/a $99 billion in contracts to small businesses each fiscal year. Jackie held the positions of the Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development and the Associate Administrator, Office of 8(a) Business Development.  Jackie led her team to streamline several difficult 8(a) processes, digitize the entire 8(a) application, and implement the new All-Small Mentor Protégé Program.  Before joining the SBA, she served in the Pentagon leading the Army’s Small Business Contracting Program across the nation, and from 2010 to 2014 she served as the Associate Director for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Small Business Programs . Jackie's 25+ years of federal government contracting experience includes several years as a senior contracting officer with an unlimited warrant. Her business acumen and long history as a federal contracting leader make her a valuable asset to Live Oak Bank.  She is a well sought after public speaker, and is recognized by thousands of firms around the country to be a tireless small business advocate and government contracting expert.