Join us on Wednesday, July 27th from 11:30-1:00 pm at SPOONS Bistro, 3090 N 12th Street in Grand Junction for a Small Business Administration (SBA) Informational Panel with Ed Cadena, John Hart, Carolyn Terrell and Brad Currie. A fajita lunch buffet is included in the $25 admission fee.

Space is limited and RSVP by July 22nd required.  Call Louise Goodman at 970-683-5566 or send an email to to RSVP.

SBA Information Panel |  Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Edward Cadena

Edward J. Cadena is the District Director for SBA’s Colorado District Office. Cadena is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services throughout the state of Colorado. He is formerly the District Director of the Nevada District. Cadena comes to Colorado with a long career in federal service. He joined SBA’s New Mexico District Office in Albuquerque as its Deputy District Director in 1997 and served as its Acting District Director from 1999 to 2002. His responsibilities included managing the delivery of SBA’s financial assistance, management counseling and business development programs for the State of New Mexico. In addition, he was Chief of Finance for New Mexico’s SBA District Office. Cadena held the post of Acting District Director of the Lubbock, Texas District Office prior to his appointment as District Director for Nevada, where he led the Nevada SBA team. Before joining the SBA, Cadena was employed for 18 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Resolution Trust Corporation (FDIC/RTC). During his tenure with the FDIC/RTC he worked in the Division of Supervision and the Division of Liquidation. He held several positions with FDIC/RTC including Assistant Managing Liquidator-Credit for the Anchorage, Alaska Consolidated Office; Regional Manager-Administration; Associate Director-Administration and Operations; Assistant Regional Manager-Closed Bank Administration, and Department Head-Credit for the Western Service Center in Irvine, CA.

John Hart

John Hart is the regional advocate for region VIII, covering the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Hart is the chief counsel for advocacy’s direct link to small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, trade associations, and small business organizations throughout the region. Hart was appointed to his post in January 2011. Hart served as the director of asset management, planning, and development for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (Maryland), where he oversaw project management of city-owned housing and housing development. He was a business affairs coordinator, multimedia, and bank financing analyst with Canal+/Studiocanal in Los Angeles, where he advised on over $1.5 billion on current multimedia joint venture projects. He has served as a consultant in numerous small business startups focusing on venture financing, business plan development, and asset acquisition. Hart has a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Carolyn Terrell

Employed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, as Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist, Carolyn Terrell administers the 8a Business Development Program, the Small Disadvantaged Business Program, the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program, and the Women Owned Small Business Programs. In these programs, certified firms receive assistance with various aspects of starting, developing and expanding their business, as well as entrance into the government procurement arena. She previously served in various capacities while employed by the U.S. Air Force, and The Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Terrell, is a graduate of Friends University, Wichita, KS, holding a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/Management.

Brad Currie

Brad Currie is an Economic Development Specialist for the SBA Colorado District Office, serving as the Veteran Business Development Officer, SCORE liaison and Boots to Business Program Manager. Brad started working for the SBA Colorado District Office as the Administrative Officer in October 2013. He transferred from the Department of Veterans Affairs where he served on the Fiscal team for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System. Brad has served 20 years in the United States Army and Army Reserve, including overseas tours in Germany, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Kuwait. Brad retired from the United States Army Reserves in February 2014. Brad has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He is a native of Colorado, has three children and takes full advantage of living in our beautiful state with fishing, hunting, camping trips, and sports venues.