Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Executive Director Aikta Marcoulier Appointed as Region VIII Small Business Administration Regional Administrator

April 14, 2022 – El Paso County is excited to announce that the Pikes Peak Compact Small business Improvement Heart Government Director Aikta Marcoulier has been appointed as Area VIII Modest Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator by President Joe Biden.

Aikta Marcoulier will be a key participant to the President’s endeavours to enable smaller companies most impacted by the pandemic get better and rebuild. She provides a prosperity of experience to the part. She will go on to help small organizations to assure they acquire the sources and help they require even though fostering solid collaborative relationships with federal, state, tribal, and regional leaders.

“My appointment by the Biden-Harris administration to the Area VIII administrator place is truly an honor. I have labored, boots on the floor as the Pikes Peak SBDC Director for just beneath 10 years,” claimed Aikta Marcoulier, Pikes Peak SBDC Govt Director. “As an SBDC we labored with little firms across all industries, minority groups and veteran populations. I have had the chance to learn of the working day to working day requires, struggles and successes of small company as effectively as the requirements of catastrophe aid – fires, floods and now the pandemic. The possibility to aid the group that furnished us with the resources my workforce and I labored on each individual day, is a aspiration. Supporting SBA coverage and means at an administration amount is an exciting option.”

“Aikta Marcoulier, with her amazing enthusiasm and strength, will serve as a robust advocate and voice for SBA programs to help and progress tiny businesses,” explained Crystal LaTier, El Paso County Govt Director of Financial Advancement. “I’ve experienced the excellent enjoyment of operating carefully with Aikta, and I am energized she will be bringing her huge knowledge and numerous regional partnerships to her new position. Her practical experience and know-how make her the appropriate person at the suitable time to aid compact firms and entrepreneurs recuperate and rebuild right after the pandemic.”

Aikta Marcoulier joined the Tiny Small business Growth Middle (SBDC) workforce as the director of the Pikes Peak Centre in May 2012. Prior to the SBDC, she was the Director of Partnership Advertising and marketing with the Skilled Bull Riders. Marcoulier is also the plan creator and manager of the Colorado SBDC’s Cyber: Include Your Belongings method providing instruction, instruction, and just one-on-a person consulting to modest firms through Colorado. She also serves as a regional coordinator for the NorthStar CMM plan.

Marcoulier is involved in the El Pomar Rising Leaders System and is an energetic board member of the Pikes Peak Workforce Progress Board and vice-chair of the Better Company Bureau of Southern Colorado. She is on the Pikes Peak Community University Organization Advisory Board and is president of the Colorado Organization Improvement Foundation. She serves on several committees for the Colorado Springs Company Journal and is on the technological innovation and ability committees for the Colorado SBDC Network. Moreover, she is a member of ROAR (Relationships, Possibilities, Acumen, and Readiness Committee) for the UCCS College of Organization. Marcoulier received her MBA in international management from the College of Phoenix and undergraduate degrees in each economics and psychology from the College of Iowa.

She has been given various awards, such as the College of Iowa Leadership Award in 2011, and was named one particular of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s Climbing Stars for 2013 and Women of Affect and is the 2021 Leadership Pike Peak Modeling the Way Award winner.

Region VIII serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Aikta will start off her new role on May 23, 2022. Her final day with the Pikes Peak Little Company Growth Heart will be May 20, 2022.

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For media thoughts or ask for for interviews, remember to make contact with Pikes Peak Little Business enterprise Development Middle Govt Director Aikta Marcoulier at 719-466-0774.