The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected Leo Tudela to fill the position of Deputy District Manager for its Michigan office.
In this role, he will manage SBA’s strategic efforts and day-to-day labor operations to help Michigan’s more than 886,000 small businesses start, grow, expand and recover from disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Leo has a rare blend of public service and business leadership,” says Laketa Henderson, district manager of the SBA Michigan office. “His knowledge of SBA programs and his experience with small business owners and our resource partners will serve the state well into the future.”
Most recently, Tudela worked in the Office of Strategic Planning at US Postal Service (USPS) Headquarters where he was responsible for co-developing the organizational strategic plan and led the production of the annual USPS performance report. USPS. He has trained several hundred postal executives and managers in strategic planning concepts, techniques and tools. He is also a certified SCORE mentor.
SBA’s Michigan District is one of 68 offices across the country that ensures entrepreneurs and small business owners have access to capital, advice and contracting resources, helping to create jobs and economic development across the country.