Steronica Dunston Mattocks currently serves as a Program Analyst in the Regional Assistance Division (RAD) in the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), US Department of Transportation. RAD is responsible for overseeing the Department’s 11 grant-funded Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs) located nationwide, where small businesses receive counseling, technical assistance, and financial assistance.
Steronica brings a wealth of experience to the position. Prior to joining OSDBU, she served for 8 years in the Office of the Secretary’s (OST) Office of International Transportation & Trade. Her previous government experience includes serving as the Acting Director for the Office of International Affairs for the City of Atlanta, Georgia. While at the City of Atlanta, she directed office responsible for all of the city's international relations and programs. Steronica served as chief advisor to the Mayor and City Council on international issues and programs. This included developing and facilitating workshops on international trade for minority and women-owned businesses.
Her non-profit experience includes being a Development Officer for Africare, a humanitarian assistance organization. In the private sector, Steronica was Director of Business Development for a minority and veteran-owned full service information technology company based in metro Atlanta. Additionally, she was a co-founder and owner of a wholesale tour company based in Atlanta, Georgia which specialized in cultural tours to South Africa.
As a child of a small business owner, and as a former entrepreneur herself, Steronica has an innate passion and solid understanding of small businesses which makes her an ideal advocate for small businesses.
Steronica is an active member in community, social and civic organizations, where she holds leadership positions. She is a 2018 graduate of the DOT Aspiring Leaders Program at American University. Steronica holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in International Administration & Development from Clark Atlanta University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing & Management from Knoxville College, Knoxville Tennessee.