Chris Garcia, Minority Business Development Agency Acting National Director

Image included
Chris Garcia

Chris Garcia was appointed as the National Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency on May 22, 2017.  In his role as the Acting National Director, Garcia works to ensure that the nation’s 8 million minority-owned businesses have the resources they need to expand economic opportunity and create jobs.

Before joining MBDA, Garcia worked for a private family office and Niagara International Capital Ltd., where he helped expand the company’s investment banking division. He was the founder and CEO of Advantage Line Global (ALG), a multimillion-dollar technology startup, and was a co-founder of TapEx, a mobile shipping, delivery, and logistics platform for businesses and individuals. Garcia was also the former managing principal of Chris Garcia & Associates, a U.S.-based consulting firm specializing in international markets, M&A advisory, political strategy, and government affairs.

Mr. Garcia lends his expertise as an entrepreneur and investment banker to the global business community.  In 2014 he was selected as the youngest person to represent the United States as a delegate in the State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP). In this role, he was invited to speak at global entrepreneurship summits in Greece, Kenya and Silicon Valley. He has also spoken at international conferences in Germany and Poland.

A graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Mr. Garcia earned his B.A. in Economics as a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar.  He served as an advisor to President Trump's National Diversity Coalition during the 2016 presidential election.

Last updated: 2017-09-15 13:36

Bureaus & Offices

Search by organization name or browse the tree below

  • Department of Commerce (DOC)
    • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
    • U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
    • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
    • Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA)
    • International Trade Administration (ITA)
    • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
      • National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
      • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
      • National Ocean Service (NOS)
      • National Weather Service (NWS)
      • Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)
      • Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO)
    • National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
    • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
      • First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
    • Office of the Secretary (OS)
      • Office of the Chief of Staff
      • Office of General Counsel (OGC)
      • Office of the Deputy Secretary
      • Office of Executive Secretariat
      • Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (OLIA)
        • Native American Affairs
      • Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
      • Office of Policy and Strategic Planning (OPSP)
      • Office of White House Liaison
      • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
      • Office of Business Liaison (OBL)
      • Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration (CFO/ASA)
      • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
      • Enterprise Services
      • Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships