SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza will provide special remarks and updates for the AAPI community in light of AAPI Heritage Month. The Administrator’s remarks will be followed by a panel discussion on “Doing Business with the Federal Government”. The U.S. government remains the leader and largest procurer of goods and services in the world shelling out an estimated $500 billion. Twenty-three percent of those government contract dollars are reserved for small business owners. Learn how to find and win contracts with the federal government. Learn how to gain a competitive edge with the help from the SBA’s business development programs. Hear from AAPI entrepreneurs and business owners on how they have successfully navigated the federal government procurement process. There are currently 1.9 million AAPI small businesses in the United States.
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Featured Speaker: Administrator Jovita Carranza
Administrator, Small Business Administration
Jovita Carranza serves as the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As a member of President Trump’s Cabinet, she advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses in America. In her role as Administrator, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs located across America have the support and resources they need to start, grow, and expand their small businesses, and recover in the event of a declared disaster.
Prior to leading the SBA, Administrator Carranza served as Treasurer of the United States at the U.S. Department of the Treasury under President Donald J. Trump. In her role as a principal advisor to Secretary Mnuchin, Carranza focused on increasing participation in our vibrant economy by fostering financial capability and sustainability.
Administrator Carranza is a Chicago native and founder of a small business consulting company. She previously served as the Deputy Administrator for the SBA under former President George W. Bush, where she received a bipartisan, unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Before her first SBA appointment, Carranza had a distinguished 30-year career at United Parcel Service (UPS), where she was the highest-ranking Latina in the history of the company. She started as a part-time, night-shift box handler and worked her way up to President of Latin America and Caribbean operations.
Administrator Carranza earned her MBA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and received executive, governance, management, and financial training at the INSEAD Business School in Paris, France; Michigan State University; and the University of Chicago.