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Syracuse District Office Leadership Biographies

Syracuse District Office Leadership Biographies

District Director
Bernard J. Paprocki

As District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Syracuse District Office, Mr. Paprocki is responsible for the delivery of SBA’s financial programs and business development services for a 34 county region in Upstate New York.

Mr. Paprocki has been with the Agency for 24 years and came to Syracuse as District Director in 1991. His responsibilities include offices in Syracuse, Albany and Elmira, NY as well as oversight responsibilities for SBA Resource Partners located in the district including SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business; Women’s Business Centers; and the New York State Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) network.

Prior to coming to Syracuse he served as Special Assistant to the Agency’s Deputy Administrator where he worked as liaison to the House and Senate Small Business Committees. Prior to entering public service, Mr. Paprocki worked for the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corporation where as Regional Manager he was responsible for the company's 24 branch operations in a 17 county area of Western New York.

Mr. Paprocki is a native of Salamanca, New York. He graduated from SUNY Cortland (Class of '77) with a BA in Political Science and also attended St. Bonaventure University for his Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va., and the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C.

He, his wife Ellen, daughter Jessica and son Ben live in Baldwinsville, New York.