About Us

  • The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) established the Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs) through a network of grantees across the country. The SBTRCs work closely with the transportation contracting community and other technical assistance providers to serve small disadvantaged transportation businesses.
  • The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce is a grantee of the U.S. Department of Transportation and hosts the Southwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC). The Southwest SBTRC serves the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
  • The CalAsian Chamber’s mission is to grow and empower small business concerns throughout the region through Access, Education, and Opportunity. Through its programs and services, it provides local businesses with the resources and tools necessary for success and connects them to opportunities to grow their business.

Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to providing disadvantaged small businesses with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.

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Sonia Dueñas Navarro

Director, SBTRC Southwest Region
Sonia is the Director of the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Southwest Region. Her role includes overseeing the strategic direction and management of activities to ensure the effective implementation of the SBTRC program. Prior to this role, Sonia served as a Program Development Officer with the Sacramento MBDA Export Center to develop project activities, initiatives, and partnerships with organizations and subject matter experts to help Minority Business Enterprises succeed in both trade, and exports to foreign markets. Prior to working with the small business community, Sonia worked in a civic leadership nonprofit supporting strategies within economic development and the 21st Century Workforce. Sonia is a graduate of Columbia University with a Master of Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences, and a certificate concentration in Health Policy and Practice. Sonia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.
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Anh Nguyen

Project Coordinator, SBTRC Southwest Region
Anh is working as a Project Coordinator for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Southwest Region. Her responsible includes planning, organizing and executing tasks related to program implementation. Prior to this role, she was a Staff Writer at the Sacramento News and Review Publication, developing marketing contents for the publication and its clients. Anh's academic journey at California State University, Sacramento, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Journalism, further enhanced her skill set. Working as a student reporter at The State Hornet, a student-run and award-winning newspaper, she honed her writing and reporting skills while gaining practical experiences. During her time at college, Anh actively participated in various programs supporting underserved college students. Anh's dedication to promoting diversity and cultural understanding is evident through her volunteer work and involvement in student clubs focused on Asian cultures.

Employment Opportunities

Below is a list of our current job opportunities. Please reach out to the position’s contact for more information.