Constance Payne-Logan is a federal executive with extensive knowledge of the federal government. She has served over 20 years in various roles at the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Small Business Administration. Her federal service has exposed her to procurement policy and technical program management, acquisition planning, and contract administration. Since 2011, she has served as Michigan district director for the SBA, starting in the district’s business development division. In this position, she oversaw the 8(a) and HUBZone certification programs and spearheaded business initiatives for underserved communities. She also led the SBA’s Emerging Leaders’ program and implemented the Detroit Empowerment Zones’ One Capital Shop Detroit.
In her current role as Michigan district director of the SBA, she is responsible for implementing the SBA’s programs throughout the state’s 83 counties and administering the SBA’s resource partners, including nine SCORE Chapters, 11 regional Small Business Development Centers, seven Micro-Lenders, a Veteran’s Business Outreach Center, and three Women’s Business Centers. Her dedicated public service has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the Spirit of Detroit Award, Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence 2014, and the Women’s Informal Network 2015 Award. Most recently, in 2018, she received the Walker’s Legacy Woman in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Award. Mrs. Payne-Logan has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Leadership Detroit XXV and New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Program.