About Our speaker: Trevor Leahy is the Secretary of State?s Small Business Ombudsman. He has 12 years of state service in Oregon with the Office of Small Business Assistance and the Employment Department. Since 2014, he has been working with businesses on understanding compliance, identifying resources, and navigating the requirements for doing business in Oregon successfully, even in the face of pandemics. Trevor now manages the office of Small Business Assistance, where he and the rest of the Business Advocacy Team provide help to businesses with questions, concerns, or problems with state and local government agencies. Trevor thrives on representing the government as approachable and human, eagerly helping entrepreneurs find answers to their questions and making positive connections.