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San Antonio District Office | Leadership Biographies

David Elizondo, Deputy District Director

David Elizondo is the Deputy District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the San Antonio District Office. The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  In his role, Mr. Elizondo works with SBA lenders, resource partners and small businesses in the 55-county region of Central and South Texas, helping to facilitate information, training and assistance to the local small business community.

Mr. Elizondo originally joined SBA as the Branch Manager for the SBA Corpus Christi Branch Office, where he oversaw SBA operations in the 7-county region of the coastal bend. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Elizondo was the Program Director for the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He provided innovation and entrepreneurial leadership for personnel transitioning from military service to civilian careers. Mr. Elizondo focused on small business development, business ownership, and entrepreneurial development for military communities.

Mr. Elizondo served in the United States Air Force for more than four years, with multiple overseas assignments and successfully completed two tours to the Middle East. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Computer Information Systems, graduating Magna Cum Laude and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.