April 9, 2019
SBA Hot Topic Tuesday — Jovita Carranza Nominated for SBA Administrator
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report
Jovita Carranza is slated to return back to the SBA as its 26th Administrator. She previously served as Deputy Administrator from 2006 to 2009 under President Bush.
Carranza is currently the 44th Treasurer of the United States, overseeing the Bureau of Engraving and the U.S. Mint.
She replaces Linda McMahon who’s resignation is effective April 12th. McMahon will chair a super PAC that supports the President’s reelection. Last week, a Coleman online poll of over 150 respondents gave McMahon an 84% approval rating — with a 0% disapproval rating!
Previously, Carranza served as vice president of air operations for UPS. She started her career as a part-time, night-shift box handler. She worked her way up to managing domestic operations and president of international operations for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Carranza is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including “Woman of the Year” by Hispanic Business Magazine, “Woman of Distinction” by the American Association of University Women and NASPA, “Honorary Alumna for Alverno College”
Jovita serves on the boards of United Way, National Center for Family Literacy, National Council of La Raza, SCORE, Alverno College and the American Cancer Society Corporate Advisory Council.
Carranza must be confirmed by the Senate.