Joseph DeLaGarza is the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at ESDC. Prior to this role, he was the Senior Business Counselor for the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC). Joseph DeLaGarza received his Bachelor of Science in Finance at DePaul University and completed his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Joseph has been an active participant in the business community through his leadership within planning committees and speaking engagements. Joseph has had a passion for working with and assisting entrepreneurs to start and/or grow their companies since 2001. Joseph’s extensive experience across various business disciplines has equipped him with the unique ability to comprehend and assist with a wide variety of business challenges.