Greta Johansson became the District Director of the New Hampshire District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration in April of 2011. She leads the state’s SBA team in delivering SBA’s programs and services throughout New Hampshire, working with lenders, SBA resources partners, economic development entities and others to foster entrepreneurship and business growth.
Prior to joining the New Hampshire team Ms. Johansson served as the Deputy District Director of the Connecticut SBA office since 1996. In this capacity she helped guide the office through several Agency transitions including extensive changes in product delivery methods and significant reductions of staff and Agency resources. For much of this time she led the Connecticut District’s lender relations and development efforts. During her tenure, the SBA office in Connecticut saw more than 15,500 small business loans issued for over $2.8 billion through more than 220 SBA lenders. Her knowledge and understanding of the needs of both small business owners and the small business lending community resulted in her participation in several key SBA initiatives to modernize its lending procedures for the SBA’s 7a and 504 programs as well as the recently announced Community Advantage loan products.
Previously, Ms. Johansson served for over 14 years with the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program. She joined Disaster Area 1 in the summer of 1982, and subsequently worked for over 14 years in several of the disaster offices, the last five years as the Deputy Area Director for Area 1 in Niagara Falls, NY. During those years Ms. Johansson’s experiences included rebuilding an office that had been largely decimated by a major relocation while responding to disasters covering a broad range of events from small, localized fires to wide-scale flooding and high-level destruction from earthquakes and hurricanes.
Ms. Johansson was raised in Mystic, Connecticut and holds a BS degree in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University. She currently resides in Concord, New Hampshire.