The Latino Coalition’s Chairman Hector V. Barreto Appointed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors

The Latino Coalition (TLC) applauds the appointment of its Chairman, Hector V. Barreto, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to their Board of Directors.

Mr. Barreto served five years as the Administrator of the U. S. Small Business Administration after being appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously approved by the United States Senate on July 25, 2001. During his stewardship, the SBA exceeded all previous records in small business loans, women and minority owned business support, disaster relief and private-public sector procurement opportunities.  Barreto directed the delivery of financial and business development programs to America’s entrepreneurs from a portfolio of direct, guaranteed and disaster loans totaling more than $45 billion. Read More »