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The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates appointment of Mark Madrid as associate administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the Small Business Administration.

Madrid will report directly to Isabel Guzman, the president’s choice to be SBA administrator who is currently the director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate.

Mark is CEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on strengthening America through funding Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University.

Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year.

Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, Madrid enjoyed a flourishing career in banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.

In 2016 Mark was appointed to serve on the board of the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University and was recognized by both his alma maters, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Notre Dame.

He was awarded the Community Emerging Legacy Award by the University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business named him the recipient of Mendoza’s Alumni Service Award.

Mark is recipient of the Jefferson Award and the University of Notre Dame Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Founder’s Award.

He is a United States Army Honorary Colonel and a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council.

In August 2017, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Mark the LGBT Advocate of the Year. In October 2017, Mark was appointed to the Honorary Advisory Board of The National Veterans Opportunity Coalition.

Mark holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where he graduated with Honors and earned the designation as an Endowed Presidential Scholar. He graduated Cum Laude with a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education Scaling Program.

Latino Leaders Magazine named Mark one of the nation’s top Latinos in the areas of finance and nonprofits.

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