Joellen Jarrett currently serves as the first Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and Chief of Organizational Effectiveness for the US Small Business Administration (SBA). She provides direction and leadership for the Agency’s Talent Development and Performance Management activities.

Joellen’ s career of 25+ years includes public, private, and federal experience in talent and organization development, facilitation, training, strategic planning, competency development, program management, performance management, change management, mentoring, coaching, supervisory and leadership development. In addition to her time with SBA, her Federal career includes assignments within the National Security Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Interior, and Defense Intelligence Agency.

Joellen believes in lifelong learning; she is a University of Maryland, University College Alumni twice-over, receiving her Bachelor of Arts, Psychology in Tokyo, Japan and her Master of Science, Management, in College Park, Maryland.


Joellen Jarrett - SBA