SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Daniel Rickman the new district director of its Syracuse-Upstate New York district office.
Rickman’s new position is “effective immediately,” the SBA said in its announcement. He succeeds the previous director Bernard J. Paprocki, who retired at the end of July.
“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,” Marlene Cintron, SBA regional administrator, region II, said in a statement.
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 New York],” Rickman said in reaction to the appointment.
The SBA’s Syracuse-Upstate New York district office serves the 34 counties of the Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Capital, North Country, and Southern Tier regions.
The SBA’s Syracuse-Upstate district office is located at 224 Harrison St., Suite 506 in Syracuse.
Before joining SBA, Rickman founded and operated a payroll-processing firm in Texas, focused on providing payroll and human-resource compliance services for small businesses.
An upstate 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.