|24th Administrator of the Small Business Administration|
April 7, 2014 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Karen Mills|
|Succeeded by||Linda McMahon|
|California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing Agency|
January 4, 1999 – November 17, 2003
|Preceded by||Dean Dunphy|
|Succeeded by||Sunny McPeak|
|Born||1955 (age 65–66)|
|Education||San Antonio College|
California State University, Los Angeles (BA)
Maria Contreras-Sweet (born 1955) is a Mexican-American businesswoman and politician. She was the 24th Administrator of the Small Business Administration from 2014 to 2017.
On January 15, 2014, she was nominated by President Barack Obama to join his Cabinet as head of the Small Business Administration. She was confirmed as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration by voice vote on March 27, 2014.
References[change | change source]
- Fox, Tom (January 30, 2015). "Maria Contreras-Sweet on running the Small Business Administration". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved June 15, 2018.