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NASE Joins Small Business Groups to Support SBA Nomination

In advance of the February 12, 2014, confirmation hearing of Maria Contreras-Sweet to serve as Small Business Administration Administrator, the NASE joined several small business organizations in voicing strong support for her nomination.

In a letter to Senate Small Buinsess and Entrepreneurship Committee Chair, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID), stated:

"Ms. Contreras–Sweet has significant accomplishments in the private sector. She is currently the Executive Chairwoman of ProAmérica Bank, a Los Angeles–based community bank focused on lending to small and medium–size enterprises. Before she founded ProAmérica Bank, she opened an international management consulting firm called the Contreras-Sweet Company which soon landed Disney, Coca Cola, and the Getty Museum. She was also president and co-founder of Fortius Holdings, LLC. The success of ProAmérica Bank and her work with other business ventures, demonstrate Ms. Contreras–Sweet’s expertise in addressing the unique needs of the business community."

The NASE looks forward to a swift confirmation of Contreras-Sweet  and forward progress by the SBA to promote, support, and encourage the entrepreneurship spirit of small business.  

Small Business Letter in Support of Maria Contreras-Sweet