LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office welcomed a new permanent district director today.
Victor Parker took the Oath for Federal employees this morning, which was administered by Elizabeth B. Echols, Region IX Administrator and became the newest and most senior SBA employee in Los Angeles District Office as its incoming district director.
Parker has extensive management and leadership experience. Parker brings more than 15 years in management and was recently the Division Managing Director at Myers Stevens Group. Additionally, Parker will apply his experience and knowledge of SBA 8(a) certification and government contracting programs from the perspective of a small business owner.
“Victor is an exceptional individual and leader who will bring a fresh perspective to the Los Angeles District Office. The tri-county small business community and our extended family of lenders and resource partners will be well served with his private sector perspective and small business background,” said Echols.
“I am excited about joining the SBA and the Los Angeles District team. I look forward to promoting SBA programs and providing support to the small business community in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties,” said Parker.
Parker is a long-time Los Angeles resident, who is active in the community and serves on the board of directors of Community Development Centers, Inc. Victor received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University.
The Los Angeles SBA District Office oversees SBA programs in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. The tri-county service area was the leading SBA lending market in the country during fiscal 2011. The office manages a loan portfolio that financed more than 2,477 businesses with $1.58 billion and generated $538.7 million in contract opportunities in fiscal 2011. In addition, the district office supervises eight Small Business Development Centers, four chapters of the Service Corps of Retired Executives and four Women’s Business Centers.