Francisco A. Marrero was appointed district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) South Florida District Office on February 12, 2001. As district director, Mr. Marrero oversees the delivery of agency programs such as financial assistance, management counseling and business development throughout the South Florida area.
Mr. Marrero directs the activities of several permanent SBA employees and manages the implementation of SBA’s program and services for the South Florida District which serves more than 1 million small businesses in the 24 counties south of Orlando, Florida.
Additionally, Mr. Marrero has oversight responsibilities for SBA Resource Partners located in the district: SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business; two Women’s Business Centers; and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) network.
Prior to his appointment to the South Florida District Office, Mr. Marrero served as district director in the New Jersey District Office, and deputy district director in the New York City District Office. He has held key management positions in the SBA's headquarters in Washington D.C., the New York Regional Office, and the Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands District Office.
In 2002 and 2004 Mr. Marrero was recognized by President George W. Bush with the prestigious Presidential Rank Awards (Meritorious Service Award in 2002; Distinguished Service Award in 2004) for his outstanding achievements as a federal manager.
Mr. Marrero holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Inter American University in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va., and the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C.
Mr. Marrero is married and has four children.