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Topic - Maria Contreras-Sweet
Putting a finishing touch on his second term Cabinet, President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former California Cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration.
President Obama’s pick for the head of the Small Business Administration is a Hispanic banker from California who’s hailed as having a proper mix of corporate and government work experience – as well as an ethnic and gender tag that will realize the White House’s pledge for diversity.
President Obama on Wednesday named his choice to lead the Small Business Administration and established an electronics technology hub in North Carolina, but those and other steps won’t bridge the gaps that still exist between his administration and the broader business community.
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said Tuesday that the loans were made available in response to an April 8 letter from Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.