Arkansas Small Business Administration Director Edward Haddock holds a MBA from Rutgers University and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from John Brown University.
Prior to working with the SBA, Haddock served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. In his last assignment, Haddock was instrumental in the development and implementation of several international aircraft maintenance training programs. Haddock’s 12 years of active duty service included several deployments spanning the globe supporting both humanitarian and combat operations.
Haddock began his SBA career in 2011 as an Economic Development Specialist in SBA’s Newark, New Jersey Office where he led the delivery of Veteran Business Development programs throughout New Jersey. While there he created the export outreach team and instituted a multifaceted program called Grow NJ Strong, a targeted recovery effort for small businesses impact during Hurricane Sandy. Haddock has led projects in roles as the Women’s Business Center grant technical representative and International Trade Representative.
In 2013, he was promoted to serve as the Senior Area Manager in Fayetteville Arkansas where his efforts led SBA development with partners across the northwest Arkansas community and was appoint to serve as a regional representative to the White House Initiative Asian and Pacific Islanders.
In May of 2015, Haddock was appointed as the SBA’s Arkansas deputy district director. In that position he directed the agency’s operations of its programs and services through the state where he oversaw program development and rollout of programs like Boots to Business and SBA Emerging Leaders.
Haddock is currently the District Director for the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. As District Director, he is responsible for the delivery of all SBA programs and services as well as coordination between the SBA, the district’s Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters, and the Women’s Business Center throughout the state. Programs and services delivered by the SBA include the loan guaranty program, which is delivered through more than 50 eligible lenders, assistance in government contracting, export development and entrepreneurship training. He brings with him a diverse business background in both non- and for-profit businesses with a concentration in finance.
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