On January 14, 2020, Jovita Carranza began serving as the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The President nominated Administrator Carranza to lead the SBA while she was serving as the 44th Treasurer of the United States and the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate confirmed her with overwhelmingly bipartisan support on December 19, 2019, and January 7, 2020, respectively. Administrator Carranza, an Illinois native, becomes the highest-ranking Latina in the federal government with this Cabinet-level position.
“I want to thank the President for his confidence in me to be an advocate in the Cabinet for our country’s 30 million small businesses, and I want to express my sincere gratitude to the U.S. Senate for confirming me in a bipartisan fashion,” Administrator Carranza said. “I look forward to helping elevate female entrepreneurs and our military veterans, expanding access to SBA resources among entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities, and continuing to prioritize disaster relief.”
“I would like to thank former Administrator Linda McMahon for her leadership at the SBA, and the dedicated professionals at the Agency during this transition,” she continued.
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