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Author: Aikta Marcoulier and Marla Trollan

As Region VIII administrator of the SBA, Aikta Marcoulier oversees SBA programs, offices and operations in the SBA’s Rocky Mountain region, serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. She received her MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix and undergraduate degrees in both economics and psychology from the University of Iowa. Marla Trollan was named SBA’s district director for the Utah District Office in November 2017. As director, she is the CEO responsible for directing the expansion and delivery of SBA’s various loan and business training services throughout the State of Utah. Before her work at the SBA, Marla served in various senior-level positions for multiple federal agencies. Marla earned her master’s degree in public administration and her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She lives in Mountain Green, Utah, and enjoys spending time outdoors recreating with her husband, son and daughter.

Celebrating diversity and economic growth during National Hispanic Heritage Month.