ALBUQUERQUE ― The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the appointment of Kerrie Hurd as the Deputy District Director for New Mexico, to oversee the daily operations of the district office and assist with the delivery of the SBA’s programs and services throughout the state.
SBA New Mexico District Director John Woosley said, “I am very happy to have Kerrie join the New Mexico team. Her finance and economic development experience, combined with her status as a retired Army officer, will help her make a great contribution to SBA’s efforts to promote the success of small businesses in New Mexico.”
“I am excited for this new challenge and the opportunity to serve New Mexico’s entrepreneurs,” Hurd said. “Our district team has a strong history of helping small business start, grow, and succeed, and I look forward to continuing that tradition.”
Hurd comes to New Mexico from SBA’s Boise district office where as a lender relations specialist, she supported lenders approving nearly $150 million in SBA-backed loans made to 300 small businesses in fiscal year 2014.
Prior to joining SBA in 2012, Hurd’s extensive career in finance, economic development and public relations include government, a fortune 100 company, and her own loan brokering business, where she gained a first-hand understanding of many of the hurdles small businesses face when they try to access commercial credit, from both the lender and business perspectives. In 2014, Kerrie retired as an Army Reserve Officer after serving 25 years.
Hurd has served on several nonprofit and collaborative efforts to include Idaho Rural Partnership and the College of Idaho Business Advisory Council.
She is especially proud to have been a part of RampUp Idaho which is a collaborative effort to educate businesses on the resources available to fund accessibility enhancements to welcome customers with mobility and other limitations.
She was recently honored by the Idaho Business Review as one of its 2015 Women of the Year, where women are recognized for their leadership and contributions to the community. Hurd is a graduate of the College of Idaho and will graduate with a Masters of Business Administration from Boise State University in May. In her free time, Hurd enjoys traveling with her husband Mike anywhere a plane can land safely.