NORTHERN Marianas College announced that Nadine Deleon Guerrero has been named as network director of the CNMI Small Business Development Center. Formerly the chairperson of the CNMI Cannabis Commission Board, Deleon Guerrero joins the NMC family with more than 22 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
"It is a humbling experience to be working with such a stellar group of professionals at NMC, and at a time when entrepreneurship is at an upward trend,” Deleon Guerrero said. “I look forward to being a part of the efforts in pushing small businesses to the forefront of current economic conversations to assist in providing diverse and sustainable grassroots solutions in the Commonwealth.”
Deleon Guerrero currently owns a small business herself and is on track to get her master’s in public administration from the University of Guam.
As the CNMI SBDC’s network director, Deleon Guerrero will oversee, implement, and assess CNMI-wide activities to accomplish the cooperative grant agreement with the Small Business Administration.
This includes developing and implementing projects, planning and scheduling small business training events, ensuring maximum access to business counseling, developing appropriate marketing and advertising activities, and developing staff capacity.
She will also identify industry and technical experts to assist small businesses on a contractual basis, and partner with business, government, and community leaders to advance SBDC while building entrepreneurial capacity of CNMI residents.
“I look forward to providing an essential no-cost service to entrepreneurs who need technical guidance or that extra reassurance needed to facilitate their dreams of becoming business owners,” Deleon Guerrero said.
NMC President Galvin Deleon Guerrero said Nadine Deleon Guerrero possesses the leadership and initiative to lead the SBDC CNMI network.
“I am extremely happy to have Nadine on board leading our Small Business Development Center,” the NMC president said. “I look forward to the amazing projects and great services that she, along with her team, will provide to our community.”