Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will hold a live web event on COVID-19’s economic impacts and the SBA’s targeted relief efforts for the nation’s small businesses Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m. To register, visit Registration is limited to the first 3,000 attendees.

Carranza will join the Small Business Roundtable and CEOs of the leading small business organizations for a discussion on the needs of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners during the economic fallout resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. They will discuss the economic relief efforts underway and resources available.

Carranza advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses in America. In her role as administrator, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs located across America have the support and resources they need to start, grow and expand their small businesses, and recover in the event of a declared disaster.

Prior to leading the SBA, she served as treasurer of the United States at the U.S. Department of the Treasury under President Donald Trump. In her role as a principal adviser to Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Carranza focused on increasing participation in the economy by fostering financial capability and sustainability.

Carranza is a Chicago native and founder of a small business consulting company. She previously served as the deputy administrator for the SBA under former President George W. Bush, where she received a bipartisan, unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Before her first SBA appointment, Carranza had a 30-year career at United Parcel Service (UPS), where she was the highest-ranking Latina in the history of the company. She started as a part-time, night-shift box handler and worked her way up to president of Latin America and Caribbean operations.

Carranza earned her MBA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and received executive, governance, management and financial training at the INSEAD Business School in Paris, France; Michigan State University; and the University of Chicago.


  • Occurred Friday, March 27th, 2020 @ 2:00 pm


via Zoom