The Small Business Administration has named a new administrator after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee, Isabella, Casillas Guzman, with broad bipartisan support.

Guzman, who was confirmed on Tuesday, March 16 and announced by the SBA on Thursday, will represent more than 30 million U.S. small businesses and lead an agency committed to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs start, grow and be resilient.

“SBA must continue to be a lifeline for small businesses in the months ahead, and I am confident that Isabel Guzman is the best person to lead the agency out of the pandemic and through the economic recovery to follow,” Ben Cardin, D-MD, chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, said in a statement.

“Mrs. Guzman’s commitment to equity and her deep knowledge of the needs of small businesses will make her a strong advocate for all small businesses in the Biden Administration. I am looking forward to working with Mrs. Guzman as we in Congress work to fine-tune SBA to better meet the needs of small businesses in Black, Latino, Native, and other underserved communities.”

According to information from the SBA, Guzman will lead a workforce of more than 9,000 SBA employees and administer the SBA’s portfolio of loans, investments, disaster assistance, contracting, and counseling. Additionally, she will implement critical financial relief for small businesses impacted by the pandemic through the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program, and additional support recently passed in the American Rescue Plan.

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“Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, I learned firsthand the ins and outs of managing a business from my father and gained an appreciation for the challenges small business owners face every day,” she said. “Throughout my public and private sector career, I have been dedicated to helping small businesses grow and succeed. Now more than ever, our impacted small businesses need our support, and the SBA stands ready to help them reopen and thrive.”

This Guzman’s second tenure at the SBA. She previously served in the Obama Administration as a senior advisor and the deputy chief of staff, where she oversaw the SBA’s adoption of improved policies, technology, and program initiatives to make SBA more accessible to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Most recently, she served as the director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate. Before her public service career, Administrator Guzman was a small business entrepreneur herself and an advisor to fellow founders, including in accelerating technology commercialization and in helping small business contractors leverage the federal marketplace.

“I am excited to return to the SBA and serve as the voice of small business in the Biden-Harris Administration. I am committed to championing the Agency’s mission and helping equitably build back the economy. I also look forward to working with the dedicated team of SBA professionals to ensure that the SBA creates and sustains inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems for all of our diverse small businesses across the nation to thrive.”