A 43-year veteran of the U.S. Small Business Administration has been selected as the organization’s next district director for Maine.
Marilyn Geroux, who previously served as the SBA’s deputy district director of Maine, takes over for Maurice Dube, who retired in January. Her new position is effective immediately, according to SBA spokesman William Card.
Geroux, a Maine native from Newcastle, began her career at the SBA in 1969, holding various positions during her time with the organization, Card said.
“She is very mindful of our mission — to help small businesses, and focuses on making sure we meet the mission,” Card wrote in an email. “Marilyn is very positive and friendly by nature and is well received by lenders, resource partners and the general public alike.”
In a prepared statement, Jeanne Hulit, the SBA’s acting New England administrator, said, “Marilyn’s familiarity with the full range of SBA’s products and services and her long association with our resource partners and other small business organizations throughout the state mean that she is an excellent fit for this position.”
As Maine’s deputy district director, Geroux oversaw SBA programs, including the Maine Small Business Development Centers, SCORE and the Women’s Business Centers.