April 14, 2022 – El Paso County is enthusiastic to announce that the Pikes Peak Little Small business Improvement Heart Government Director Aikta Marcoulier has been appointed as Region VIII Modest Business enterprise Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator by President Joe Biden.
Aikta Marcoulier will be a crucial player to the President’s endeavours to aid tiny organizations most impacted by the pandemic recover and rebuild. She delivers a prosperity of experience to the function. She will carry on to support modest organizations to guarantee they acquire the means and support they need to have even though fostering solid collaborative associations with federal, state, tribal, and neighborhood leaders.
“My appointment by the Biden-Harris administration to the Location VIII administrator position is definitely an honor. I have labored, boots on the floor as the Pikes Peak SBDC Director for just less than 10 yrs,” claimed Aikta Marcoulier, Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director. “As an SBDC we worked with smaller companies throughout all industries, minority teams and veteran populations. I have experienced the chance to learn of the working day to day wants, struggles and successes of smaller organization as perfectly as the requirements of catastrophe aid – fires, floods and now the pandemic. The prospect to help the business that presented us with the methods my team and I worked on just about every working day, is a aspiration. Supporting SBA policy and assets at an administration stage is an interesting chance.”
“Aikta Marcoulier, with her extraordinary passion and vitality, will serve as a robust advocate and voice for SBA courses to assist and progress compact firms,” mentioned Crystal LaTier, El Paso County Executive Director of Economic Development. “I’ve had the excellent satisfaction of doing work closely with Aikta, and I am excited she will be bringing her large working experience and several regional partnerships to her new role. Her encounter and information make her the right man or woman at the proper time to assistance tiny businesses and business owners recuperate and rebuild soon after the pandemic.”
Aikta Marcoulier joined the Little Small business Growth Centre (SBDC) team as the director of the Pikes Peak Centre in May 2012. Prior to the SBDC, she was the Director of Partnership Marketing and advertising with the Professional Bull Riders. Marcoulier is also the application creator and supervisor of the Colorado SBDC’s Cyber: Deal with Your Assets plan giving education and learning, schooling, and a person-on-one particular consulting to small enterprises all through Colorado. She also serves as a regional coordinator for the NorthStar CMM application.
Marcoulier is involved in the El Pomar Emerging Leaders Program and is an lively board member of the Pikes Peak Workforce Enhancement Board and vice-chair of the Much better Company Bureau of Southern Colorado. She is on the Pikes Peak Group University Organization Advisory Board and is president of the Colorado Small business Improvement Basis. She serves on several committees for the Colorado Springs Business Journal and is on the engineering and potential committees for the Colorado SBDC Network. Additionally, she is a member of ROAR (Relationships, Alternatives, Acumen, and Readiness Committee) for the UCCS School of Business. Marcoulier received her MBA in world-wide management from the College of Phoenix and undergraduate levels in the two economics and psychology from the University of Iowa.
She has received quite a few awards, together with the College of Iowa Leadership Award in 2011, and was named a person of the Colorado Springs Small business Journal’s Rising Stars for 2013 and Women of all ages of Affect and is the 2021 Management Pike Peak Modeling the Way Award winner.
Region VIII serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Aikta will start out her new function on May perhaps 23, 2022. Her previous working day with the Pikes Peak Little Enterprise Progress Heart will be May 20, 2022.
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For media inquiries or request for interviews, you should get in touch with Pikes Peak Tiny Company Enhancement Heart Executive Director Aikta Marcoulier at 719-466-0774.