|Born:||October 4, 1948 (age 70)|
|Career:||Administrator of the Small Business Administration, 2017-2019|
|Education:||B.A., East Carolina University|
Linda McMahon was the administrator of the Small Business Administration under the Trump administration from Feb. 14, 2017 to April 12, 2019. She resigned to take a position in President Trump's re-election campaign.
McMahon was born October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina. She earned a bachelor's degree in French from East Carolina University in 1966. After graduation, McMahon worked as a receptionist at a corporate law firm and trained as a paralegal. In 1979, McMahon's husband, Vince McMahon, whose father owned the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, now WWE), started his own wrestling company, and McMahon assisted with its administration. The McMahons founded Titan Sports, Inc. in 1980, and in 1982, purchased the WWWF from Vince's father. McMahon became president of the company in 1993 and CEO in 1997.
McMahon launched the company's Get R.E.A.L. program to deliver positive messages about education to young adults. She also initiated WWE's non-partisan voter registration campaign, "SmackDown! Your Vote," in August 2000. As of 2010, she served on the board of the Close Up Foundation, a nonprofit which offers youth field trips to Washington, D.C. The McMahons began supporting the Special Olympics in 1986, and in 1995, Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker appointed McMahon to the Governor's Council for the World Special Olympics. McMahon became a member of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut in November 2004. She supported many organizations, including the USO, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Starlight Foundation, and Community Mayors.
McMahon was appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Jodi Rell in January 2009. She resigned from the board in April 2010 when she was campaigning for the Republican nomination to the United States Senate for Connecticut to fill the seat of retiring senator Chris Dodd. She won the nomination but lost in the general election. She ran again in the 2012 election to fill the seat of retiring senator Joe Lieberman. She won the primary but again lost in the general election.
McMahon was confirmed as administrator of the Small Business Administration on February 14, 2017.