The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected Leo Tudela to serve as deputy district director of its Michigan office.
In this role, he will manage the strategic efforts and daily operations of SBA’s work to help the more than 886,000 Michigan small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover from disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Leo has a rare blend of leadership in public service and in entrepreneurial endeavors,” says Laketa Henderson, district director of the SBA Michigan office. “His knowledge of SBA programs and experience with small business owners and our resource partners will serve the state well into the future.”
Most recently, Tudela served in the Office of Strategic Planning at U.S. 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. He has trained several hundred postal leaders and managers on strategic planning concepts, techniques, and tools. He is also a certified SCORE mentor.
SBA’s Michigan District is one of 68 offices across the nation that works to ensure entrepreneurs and small business owners have access to capital, counseling, and contracting resources, helping to contribute to job creation and economic development throughout the country.