Hector Barreto

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Hector Barreto
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21st Administrator of the Small Business Administration
In office
July 25, 2001 – July 25, 2006
President George W. Bush
Personal details
Born 1961
Kansas City, Missouri
Spouse(s) Robin Barreto
Children (2 daughters and 1 son)

Hector V. Barreto (born 1961) was the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, confirmed on July 25, 2001. George W. Bush nominated him to the post. He resigned on April 25, 2006.

Administrator of the SBA[edit]

In July 2001, Hector Barreto was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 21st administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this capacity, he oversaw the delivery of financial and business development tools to America's entrepreneurs. With a portfolio of direct and guaranteed business loans and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, the SBA is the largest single financial backer and facilitator of technical assistance and contracting opportunities for the nation's small businesses. Barreto also sat as an ex officio member on the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

He recently wrote a book "The Engine of America: The Secrets to Small Business Success From Entrepreneurs Who Have Made It!". At present, he is the board member for Lucrazon Global.


Government offices
Preceded by
Aída Álvarez
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
2001-2006
Succeeded by
Steve Preston