Administrator of the Small Business Administration of the
United States
Incumbent
Isabel Guzman

since March 17, 2021
Inaugural holderWilliam D. Mitchell
FormationJuly 30, 1953
WebsiteSBA Administrator

The administrator of the Small Business Administration is the head of the Small Business Administration of the United States Government. President Barack Obama announced in January 2012 that he would elevate the SBA administrator into the Cabinet, a position it last held during the Clinton administration.[1][2][3]

List of administrators

  Denotes an Acting Administrator of the Small Business Administration
  Denotes Nominee for Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Image Officeholder Term President(s)
William D. Mitchell August 1, 1953 – October 30, 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wendell B. Barnes February 9, 1954 – November 21, 1959
Philip McCallum November 23, 1959 – January 20, 1961
John E. Horne February 2, 1961 – August 7, 1963 John F. Kennedy
Eugene P. Foley August 8, 1963 – September 10, 1965
Lyndon B. Johnson
Bernard L. Boutin May 19, 1966 – July 31, 1967
Robert C. Moot August 1, 1967 – July 31, 1968
Howard J. Samuels August 1, 1968 – February 22, 1969
Hilary J. Sandoval Jr. March 5, 1969 – January 1, 1971 Richard Nixon
Thomas S. Kleppe January 18, 1971 – October 12, 1975
Gerald Ford
Mitchell P. Kobelinski February 12, 1976 – March 4, 1977
A. Vernon Weaver April 1, 1977 – January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Michael Cardenas March 30, 1981 – February 3, 1982 Ronald Reagan
James C. Sanders March 29, 1982 – March 31, 1986
Charles Heatherly
Acting
March 31, 1986 – March 23, 1987
James Abdnor March 23, 1987 – April 20, 1989
Susan Engeleiter April 20, 1989 – March 27, 1991 George H. W. Bush
Pat Saiki March 27, 1991 – January 20, 1993
Dayton J. Watkins
Acting
January 20, 1993 – May 12, 1993 Bill Clinton
Erskine Bowles May 12, 1993 – October 6, 1994
Cassandra M. Pulley
Acting
October 6, 1994 – October 8, 1994
Philip Lader October 8, 1994 – February 11, 1997
Ginger Lew
Acting
February 11, 1997 – March 7, 1997
Aída Álvarez March 7, 1997 – January 20, 2001
John D. Whitmore
Acting
January 20, 2001 – July 25, 2001 George W. Bush
Hector Barreto July 25, 2001 – July 2, 2006
Steve Preston July 10, 2006 – June 5, 2008
Sandy Baruah
Acting
June 5, 2008 – January 20, 2009
Darryl Hairston
Acting
January 20, 2009 – April 6, 2009 Barack Obama
Karen Mills April 6, 2009 – September 1, 2013
Jeanne Hulit
Acting
September 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014
Marianne Markowitz
Acting
February 7, 2014 – April 7, 2014
Maria Contreras-Sweet April 7, 2014 – January 20, 2017
Joseph Loddo
Acting
January 20, 2017 – February 14, 2017 Donald Trump
Linda McMahon February 14, 2017 – April 12, 2019
Chris Pilkerton
Acting
April 13, 2019 – January 14, 2020
Jovita Carranza January 14, 2020 – January 20, 2021
Tami Perriello
Acting[4][5]
January 20, 2021 – March 17, 2021 Joe Biden
Isabel Casillas Guzman March 17, 2021 – Present

References

  1. ^ Obama to Elevate SBA Chief
  2. ^ SBA head, Maine native Mills to be elevated to cabinet level position Archived May 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Administrators of the SBA sba.gov Archived October 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "SBA Leadership". Archived from the original on January 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Tami Perriello". Archived from the original on January 23, 2021.