(Bloomberg) — President-elect Joe Biden picked California formal Isabel Casillas Guzman to lead the Little Enterprise Administration, according to people today acquainted with the decision.
Guzman served as a deputy main of team and senior adviser to the administrator at the SBA during the Obama administration, and has operate her individual smaller businesses.
Because April 2019 she’s been director of California’s Business office of the Little Business Advocate, part of that state’s Governor’s Office of Company and Financial Progress.
Right before operating at the SBA Guzman was a director of strategic initiatives at ProAmerica Bank, a professional lender that serviced modest and mid-sized organizations, in accordance to her LinkedIn biography. ProAmerica was acquired by Pacific Commerce Bancorp in 2018.
Guzman is a graduate of the Wharton College of Enterprise at the College of Pennsylvania.
She’s the to start with Latina named to a cabinet-stage post by Biden, adding to the diversity of a team he’s pledged would “look like The usa.” Her nomination will need Senate confirmation.
The president-elect has presently chosen a few Hispanic guys: Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of homeland stability, Xavier Becerra as secretary of wellness and human expert services, and Miguel Cardona as secretary of instruction.
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