Skip to main content

Original text

Powered by Google TranslateTranslate
Powered by Google TranslateTranslate

Alejandro is the Director of Preparedness, Communication and Coordination for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Since 1953, the SBA has approved over $67 billion in affordable disaster loan assistance to more than 2.2 million homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations for natural disasters. In response to COVID-19, SBA has provided over 3.6 million Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for $198.9 billion, and an additional 5.7 million EIDL Advances for $20 billion. In his current role, Alejandro coordinates the SBA’s efforts to promote disaster preparedness, recovery and mitigation. Alejandro is also responsible for strengthening the SBA’s role in disaster recovery by building interagency coordination and leveraging private-public partnerships.

Alejandro joined the SBA in 2005, and has worked in various roles responding to many of the country’s most devastating and costly disasters, including: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma (2005); Greensburg, Kansas Tornado (2007); Iowa Floods and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike (2008); BP Oil Spill (2010); Joplin, Missouri Tornado (2011); Hurricane Sandy (2012); Louisiana Floods (2016); Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (2017); and Hurricanes Michael and Florence, the  California Wildfires (2018-2020), and COVID-19 (2020). 

Alejandro earned a bachelor’s degree in government from California State University of Sacramento and has a master’s degree in strategic public relations from George Washington University.

Disaster Preparedness Question - Are you Prepared?
Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses
This webinar will provide detailed steps on how to prepare NOW so that your business is resilient when the next disaster strikes.
View Recorded Webinar
Disasters Happen- How to Prepare Your Business and Recover
This webinar will provide tips on basic steps you should take to prepare, recover and mitigate so that your business is resilient
View Recorded Webinar
1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170

Copyright © 2023 SCORE Association,

Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Chat generously provided by:LiveChat

In partnership with
Jump back to top