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SBA Names New North Carolina Deputy District Director

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Mike Ernandes 704-344-6588

CHARLOTTE – Michael P. Arriola was appointed Deputy District Director of the SBA North Carolina District Office effective July 13, 2014.  He will assist in the administration of all SBA programs and services throughout the state and will be based in Charlotte. 
Arriola joined the district in February 2004 to open a satellite office in the city of Asheville and was responsible for the 28 westernmost counties of the state.  He has been with the SBA since January 1998, when he joined the Guam Branch Office as a loan specialist and held numerous collateral duties, including Public Information Officer.

A business and corporate banker by training, Arriola has worked for various banks, including Chase Manhattan, Bank of Hawaii and HSBC.  He is a 1984 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a 1992 graduate of the Asian Institute of Management’s Advanced Bank Management Program.  In 2010, Arriola completed his Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Western Carolina University and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies.

“Mike’s banking experience and SBA background are assets to both our lenders and small businesses,” said Lynn Douthett, SBA North Carolina District Director.

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