The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) congratulates Isabel
Casillas Guzman on her nomination by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the
U.S. Small Business Administration. With this nomination, Guzman is the
first Latina named to a cabinet-level post by the President-elect.
“I applaud the appointment of Isabel Guzman to head the United States
Small Business Administration,” said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President &
CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. “Guzman is an advocate for small
business and is someone who will ensure that the COVID-19 recovery is
inclusive of communities of color.”
Ms. Guzman is current Director of the Office of Small Business Advocate in
the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
(GO-Biz). Upon Senate confirmation, she will be the 4th Latina and the 2nd
member of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), one of
NHMC’s partner organizations, to serve as SBA Administrator.
She is also the co-founder of a small business called GovContractPros, which
helps small business owners navigate federal government resources. Her
experience in entrepreneurship gives Ms. Guzman the insight to be an
excellent representation of the people who are starting small businesses.
This is exciting news for NHMC, Latinx, and historically under-represented
Small Business owners in the United States. We look forward to working
with Ms. Guzman and the rest of the incoming administration to help
advance Latinx and marginalized communities in our nation.