IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lucrazon Global today announced that Hector Barreto, the 21st Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Chairman of The Latino Coalition, and Founder of "Tributo a mi Padre, Tequila," joins both Lucrazon and Lucrazon Global's board of directors.
"Hector's business expertise and community leadership will be a vital addition to our board, and we're extremely honored to have him join us," said Alex Pitt, Lucrazon Founder and CEO.
Hector Barreto is a nationally recognized businessman who served 5 years as the Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration appointed by President George W. Bush and was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate in 2001. As Administrator, 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 $60 billion.
Mr. Barreto was also appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as Commissioner on the California Commission for Economic Development. In addition, Founder of Business Matchmaking, the nation's leading non-profit small business procurement program.
Other accomplishments include authoring "The Engine of America: The Secrets to Small Business Success from Entrepreneurs Who Have Made It!", providing entrepreneur insights and winning business strategies from CEOs of 50 successful small businesses.
Currently, Hector Barreto is:
- Chairman of The Latino Coalition - A national organization that represents Latino interests with senior executives of many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.
- National Board Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce serving as council on small business.
- Founder of Barreto Associates - A business consulting firm developing relationships between major corporations, government agencies and small businesses.
- Founder of "Tributo a mi Padre, Tequila," - A Tequila in honor of his late father, which was recently awarded a 5-star diamond award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and the only Tequila in the world with this designation.
He is also a frequent speaker and media guest, panelist, and commentator on issues of concern to small business interests on mainstream and Hispanic media.
"I am honored to join the Lucrazon board and work with this phenomenal team," Barreto said. "I strongly believe that Lucrazon has developed a unique and valuable product for small businesses and entrepreneurs."
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SOURCE The Latino Coalition