WASHINGTON-Philip Lader, former deputy White House chief of staff, was confirmed Oct. 8 as administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mr. Lader trades places with Erskine Bowles, the Clinton administration's first SBA administrator, who was named deputy chief of staff in late September. The White House gave no reason for the switch.
A native of Queens, N.Y., Mr. Lader was president of Winthrop College in South Carolina and Bond University in Queensland, Australia. As president of Sea Pines Co., a South Carolina real estate development firm, Mr. Lader was instrumental in developing Hilton Head Island into a world-class resort.
He also served as executive vice president of the U.S. holding company of Sir James Goldsmith, the financier who engineered the 1986 takeover attempt of Goodyear.
Mr. Lader also has served as deputy director of management at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.