On April 4, President Donald J. Trump announced (via his Twitter handle) that Chicago native, Jovita Carranza, would be his choice for nomination as the next Small Business Association (SBA) Administrator. Carranza will assume the role after current Administrator, Linda McMahon has retired from the post and if she is confirmed by Congress.
Carranza is no stranger to the Trump Administration as her current position is as an adviser to Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin. She has also held the position as deputy administrator for the Small Business Administration under President George W. Bush and spent over 20 years at United Parcel Service.
With strong ties to Chicago and as University of Chicago graduate, Carranza’s confirmation would result in her holding the top office for a Latina within the Trump administration.