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Daniel Rickman Named SBA District Director for Syracuse, NY

Sep 28, 2023

New York– The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Daniel T. Rickman the new district director of its Syracuse-Upstate New York District Office.

“Mr. Rickman’s appointment as District Director has placed an experienced and exceptional leader to move SBA’s vision and mission forward as this area takes on higher responsibilities to support its expected growth,” stated Mrs. Marlene Cintron, Regional Administrator, Region II.

Mr. Rickman’s new position is effective immediately.  Prior to assuming the District Director role, Rickman served in multiple capacities in the district over more than a decade, including most recently as Deputy District Director.

“I’m honored to be selected to lead the district I’ve spent the last decade growing within and am excited to continue to support small businesses and help grow the exceptional entrepreneurial ecosystem in Upstate NY,” said Mr. Rickman after his appointment.

The SBA’s Syracuse-Upstate New York District Office serves the 34 counties of New York State’s Central NY, Mohawk Valley, Capital, North Country, and Southern Tier regions.

A former entrepreneur himself before joining SBA, Rickman founded and operated a payroll processing firm in Texas focused on providing comprehensive payroll and HR compliance solutions to small businesses, and that experience strongly informs his work supporting small businesses to this day.

An Upstate New York native, Rickman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2000 and served in combat operations during the Iraq War. He now resides in rural Cayuga County with his wife, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

The SBA’s Syracuse-Upstate District Office is located at 224 Harrison St Ste 506, Syracuse, NY.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration 

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit