The U.S. Small Business Administration lately introduced the winners of the 2020 Ike Awards.
For 2020, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the Ike Award for Most Useful Player to West Texas District Office’s Economic Improvement Specialist Matthew Jock of Lubbock, according to a information launch from the agency.
This award, which is named after previous President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is the SBA’s most prestigious award and recognizes distinguished staff who have manufactured outstanding contributions toward accomplishing SBA’s mission and aims.
Jock was nominated for this honor by SBA West Texas District Director Calvin Davis.
For the duration of the countrywide awards ceremony, Davis spelled out how Jock continuously went earlier mentioned and over and above the connect with of responsibility and aided thousands of tiny businesses receive SBA help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jock’s prior perform working experience with the SBA’s Business office of Disaster Guidance enabled him to immediately action up and lead outreach efforts during the 71 counties in West Texas to assure access to SBA applications.
“Matt’s comprehending of the application and his outstanding endeavours in resolving issues on behalf of organization owners elevated him to his range as the staff leader for the SBA Business of Catastrophe Aid Congressional Inquiries Crew wherein he and his staff carry on to this working day to aid small business house owners across the nation with obtaining obtain to significant funding via SBA’s Financial Personal injury Catastrophe Loan (EIDL) method,” Davis stated.
In getting the award, Jock thanked the administrator, the SBA leaders, his supervisors, his group, his co-workers, and his spouse and children for their help.
“Every working day I test to produce a favourable consequence for everyone I discuss with. There are modest businesses close to the country preventing to continue to be alive in these unprecedented moments and every one that we aid is a win for the complete place,” he mentioned.
Jock joins a tiny and elite team of workers who have gained and acquired the agency’s prime honor.