Joshua Stutzman Selected to Lead SBA’s Cincinnati Branch

Release Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019
Release Number: 
04-01-2019
Advisory Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019
Advisory Number: 
04-01-2019
Contact: 
Brooke DeCubellis, brooke.decubellis@sba.gov, 614-469-6860

COLUMBUS – The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected Joshua Stutzman to be the branch manager of its Cincinnati office. In this role, he will manage the strategic efforts and daily operations of SBA’s activities in the counties within and surrounding the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The office is a branch of SBA’s Columbus District Office, which serves 60 counties in central and southern Ohio.

“Cincinnati is a dynamic environment for entrepreneurs and small business owners, leading the state in metropolitan GDP,” SBA Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott said. “A native of Cincinnati, Joshua has an understanding of the city’s economic development history and can leverage that knowledge to support the area’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.”

Prior to moving to the Cincinnati Branch, Stutzman served for more than three years as the supervisory business opportunity specialist in SBA’s South Florida District Office. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as a quality assurance program coordinator and contract specialist at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. In addition to his federal service, Stutzman worked in the business and sales field for more than 12 years in Ohio and Florida. He is currently a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and has been serving his country for more than 17 years.  Stutzman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas More College.  

“Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, creating two out of every three jobs in the United States,” Stutzman said. “I’m excited to be back in the Queen City and grateful for the opportunity to help businesses grow and succeed in this market by leveraging my business acumen and knowledge of government programs and services to help them achieve their business goals.”

SBA’s Columbus District is one of 68 offices across the nation that work to ensure entrepreneurs and small business owners have access to capital, counseling and contracting resources to start, grow, expand and recover. During the first half of fiscal year 2019, the district has approved 734 loans in for $259 million throughout central and southern Ohio, contributing to job creation and economic development.