J. Adalberto Quijada

Deputy Associate Administrator

J. Adalberto Quijada serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator for SBA's Office of Field Operations.

Mr. Quijada has served around the country as a passionate advocate of small businesses.  Previous assignments include serving as the acting Director of the New York District Office, as well as Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, and San Antonio.  Before coming to SBA, he led the marketing department of the U.S. Postal Service in Los Angeles and held an executive position as a member of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoting programs related to NAFTA and other programs of bilateral interest.

Mr. Quijada is well known for his ability to connect people and resources together to create action that has a real impact throughout the communities in which he serves.  He is frequently called upon by the media, elected officials and the business community to offer his insight on topics such as job creation, small business, and leadership.

Mr. Quijada is a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service.  He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, respectively.