SBA Great Lakes Region Serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
As SBA Great Lakes Regional Administrator, Geri Sanchez Aglipay will oversee SBA programs, offices, and operations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Ms. Aglipay is a second-generation American and a daughter of a veteran with over 20 years of experience in workforce, entrepreneurship, and economic development. She is passionate about strengthening collaborative innovation across sectors and industries to create more equitable paths to financial security for small business owners and the self-employed, especially for socially and economically disadvantaged communities.
Prior to the SBA, Ms. Agliipay served as Director of the Midwest Region and National Manager of Women’s Entrepreneurship for Small Business Majority, where she expanded and directed the organization’s strategic education programs, policy, research, and financial development efforts in the Midwest and oversaw women’s entrepreneurship nationwide to address disparities. In addition, she has served as commissioner of the Cook County Commission for Social Innovation, co-chair of Racial Wealth Gap Committee of Financial Inclusion for All Illinois, and on the advisory council of HHS NIOSH Center of Excellence UIC Center for Healthy Work. She is a graduate of Bradley University.