Maria Contreras-Sweet

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Maria Contreras-Sweet
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Administrator of the Small Business Administration
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedJanuary 15, 2014
ConfirmedMarch 27, 2014
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing for the State of California
1999-2003
Personal
Place of birthGuadalajara, Mexico
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Maria Contreras-Sweet (b. in Guadalajara, Mexico) is the current Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).[1] She was confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 2014, by a voice vote.[2]

She previously served as the Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing for the State of California.[3]

Biography

Contreras-Sweet was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was five years old.[3] After serving in California public office, she founded several businesses and community organizations.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Contreras-Sweet's academic, professional and political career:[3][4]

  • 1999-2003: Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing for the State of California
  • 2006: Founded ProAmerica Bank
  • 2014-Present: Administrator of the SBA

Confirmation vote

Contreras-Sweet was confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 2014, by a voice vote.[2]

Personal

Contreras-Sweet is married with three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Mills
SBA Administrator
2014-Present
Succeeded by
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