Jovita Carranza is the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She was previously, the Treasurer of the United States. A true American dream success story, this Chicago native, had a distinguished 30-year career at UPS, where she rose through the ranks from part-time box handler to become the company’s President of Latin America/Caribbean (the highest-ranking Latina in the history of UPS). The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Washington state just a week after she was sworn in on January 14th. Less than two months later, the bill authorizing the first trance of emergency coronavirus relief was signed into law, which included $20 million to help the SBA make $7 billion worth of disaster assistance loans. Subsequently, the CARES Act, singed on March 27, established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and as a result, the SBA so far has facilitated nearly 4.5 million loans to small businesses and nonprofits, totaling more than half a trillion dollars, via more than 5,500 lenders. This is by far, the largest financial initiative in the history of the SBA. To learn more about the PPP program, visit To learn more about SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, visit