Jessica G. Cavazos Sworn-in as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development


On Monday, April 24, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) appointed Jessica Cavazos as the first-ever Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development, another historic milestone for the MBDA. Prior to joining the agency, Cavazos served as President and CEO of the Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce. Cavazos also has a strong background in community engagement, economic equity, and diverse business development, having previously served as a Congressional Liaison and as the Executive Director of the Volusia County Chamber of Commerce. She has been nationally recognized for her leadership and commitment to advancing entrepreneurship as a basis for success in historically marginalized communities.

“It is an honor to serve America’s minority-owned businesses in this role. Growing up in South Texas and serving vulnerable communities across the country has allowed me to witness first-hand the inequities that keep minorities from their full potential,” says Deputy Under Secretary Cavazos. “In my service to the MBDA and this Administration, I will aim to be a change agent for minority businesses and help evolve their generational wealth.” 

Her leadership will be invaluable to MBDA’s elevation as the leading voice and resource in the Federal Government for the minority business community.