Richard Temkin, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Director, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2010.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to have led our efforts in assisting Michigan’s small businesses,” Temkin said. “I am confident that my office will continue to provide a high level of service to Michigan’s small businesses for many years to come. And it is these businesses that will lead the state’s return to economic growth and prosperity.”
Temkin has worked for the SBA for more than 42 years, 30 of them in Michigan. He has been director of the Michigan office since June 2002.
“Throughout his tenure, Temkin has led Michigan with great passion for small business growth and development by bringing together entrepreneurs, local lenders and resource partners,” says Marianne Markowitz, SBA’s Region V Administrator. “He will leave behind a great legacy.”
Temkin is looking forward to relaxing, spending more time traveling to see friends and family, and enjoying his various hobbies, including tournament bridge. He will continue to live in Michigan.
“I want to thank all of the many SBA employees, resource partners, lenders and others with whom I have worked over the years. While I will miss these relationships, the time has come to retire,” Temkin said.
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