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Yolanda Garcia Olivarez Biography

Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Region VI
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"

“For decades, America’s small business owners have asked for more affordable health insurance coverage and more tax relief. The new health reform law – the Affordable Care Act – provides both.

…[T]he new law will go a long way toward strengthening America’s entrepreneurial spirit, overall…

…[T]he Affordable Care Act is a critical tool that will help millions of small business owners provide health insurance to people who they often consider to be members of their extended family – their employees.”

“New Health Reform Law Provides Small Business Benefits,” Fort Worth Business Press, July 19, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Regional Administrator in Region VI, Small Business Administration (SBA), Aug. 2009-present
  • Selected for Top 20 Women in Excellence, Hispanic Business, 2010
  • Recipient, Sor Juana Women of Achievement Award, National Museum of Mexican Art, 2009
  • Senior Vice President, commercial lender, and business development officer at Wells Fargo Bank, 1995-Aug. 2009
  • Former Port Commissioner, Port of Corpus Christi
  • Recognized by the Wall of Honor, Del Mar College
  • Member, League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Recipient, Advance Selena Award
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