Maria Contreras-Sweet Confirmed As SBA Administrator


Maria Contreras-Sweet was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to head the Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet, whose family immigrated from Mexico when she was a child, becomes the second Hispanic Cabinet member in President Barack Obama’s second-term Administration.

Contreras-Sweet founded and has served as chairwoman of Pro-América Bank, a community bank that primarily serves small- to medium-size Latino businesses in Los Angeles. In 1999, she became California’s first Latina Cabinet secretary, heading the Department of Business, Transportation and Housing under former Gray Davis.

Read more here:



Posted on March 29, 2014, in Article. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: