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 2, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byAída Álvarez
Succeeded bySteve Preston
Personal details
Born (1961-05-13) May 13, 1961 (age 58)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Robin Barreto
Children2 daughters
1 son
EducationRockhurst University (BBA)

Hector V. Barreto Jr (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 of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.


Political offices
Preceded by
John Whitmore
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Succeeded by
Steve Preston