NSBA Welcomes SBA’s Isabel Guzman

March 16, 2021

On Tuesday, March 16, the U.S. Senate voted 81-17 to approve the nomination of Isabel Guzman for Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. NSBA endorsed Guzman for the role, and her nomination was approved by the Senate Committee on Small Business late-February.

Below is a statement from NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken:

“I applaud the Senate for approving the nomination of Isabel Guzman to head the SBA. Strengthening America’s small businesses is a nonpartisan priority and it is important to have a Senate-confirmed Administrator for the important work the agency has in the months ahead.

“Guzman brings a wealth of experience to the role, with a lengthy background in small-business lending–one of NSBA’s top priorities–as well know-how when it comes to small-business participation in the federal marketplace. Her experience both within and outside the SBA should enable her to hit the ground running, something America‚Äôs struggling small-business community needs as the pandemic rages and economic growth on Main Street stagnates.

“I look forward to working with Administrator Guzman on key small-business priorities: strengthening SBA lending; broadening small-business access to capital, including the Paycheck Protection Program; bolstering small business participation in federal contracts; supporting small business innovation programs; and protecting small businesses against over-reaching regulations.”

Click here to read NSBA’s letter.