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Carlos G. Mendoza, District Director


Carlos G. Mendoza serves as District Director of the Small Business Administration's Fresno District Office. Mendoza has over 40 years of Federal service in the field of business, housing, and community development.

Mendoza is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services in Central California, a jurisdiction comprised of fifteen counties having the population equal to the state of Oregon.  Each year the Fresno district office continues to achieve new records in lending, counseling and contracting as the result of its superb collaboration with its lending partners and business development partners, such as the SBDC network, SCORE, chambers of commerce and most commercial banks.

Mendoza's numerous lifetime accomplishments are a reflection on his passion to make a difference.  In 2014 Mendoza received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Bronze Medal for Commendable Service in recognition of his leadership in delivering smart growth technical assistance in Fresno and SBA bestowed its prestigious Eisenhower Award for Mission Support in recognition of exemplary contributions to SBA’s mission.  Mendoza has also received recognition from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, various Chambers of Commerce and the North American Development Bank (NAFTA).

Mendoza is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and has advanced degrees from Princeton University and California State University, East Bay. Other schools attended include the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Wharton Evening School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.  Mendoza was a licensed architect in the State of California.

A life long resident of California, Mendoza resides with his wife in Clovis, California.