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New York District Office Leadership Biographies

New York District Office Leadership Biographies

Acting District Director
Francisco Marrero

Francisco A. Marrero was appointed acting district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) New York District Office in June, 2014. As acting district director, Mr. Marrero oversees the delivery of agency programs such as financial assistance, management counseling and business development throughout the greater New York City area.  He is also the SBA South Florida District Director.

Mr. Marrero directs the activities of several permanent SBA employees and manages the implementation of SBA’s program and services for the New York District which serves more than 1 million small businesses in New York City, Long Island and the downstate counties of Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester..

Additionally, Mr. Marrero has oversight responsibilities for SBA Resource Partners located in the district: SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business; Women’s Business Centers; and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) network.

Prior to his temporary assignment to the New York District Office, Mr Marrero has been the district director to the South Florida District Office.  He has previously 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.

Marrero’s leadership and accomplishments as a federal manager have been recognized by two Presidential Rank Awards (2004, 2002); Distinguished Civilian Service Award (2004) and Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2002).

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.