New SBAC Employees!

The SBAC is excited to welcome two new employees in 2017!

Raquel Burchett
Membership Coordinator

Raquel began working at the SBAC in February 2017. She graduated from DePaul University in 2016 with a Masters in Organizational Communication and received a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Michigan State University in 2013. In her previous work in the trade and investment department at the British Consulate in Chicago, she helped expand small businesses from the United Kingdom to the Midwest. This role sparked an interest in American small businesses and led to the role of Membership Coordinator at the SBAC.

Daniel Duran
Advocacy Researcher

Dan started working at the SBAC in January 2017. The SBAC was of particular interest to him because of his belief in small business as an integral part of American culture. He attributes his interest in law and politics to his mom, a legal secretary, and dad, a carpenter for the Chicago Transit Authority and owner of two apartment buildings in Pilsen.

Dan will bring meticulousness and precision to the advocacy initiatives of the SBAC to strive for the best possible results for small businesses. A Niles West High School alum, Dan is from Skokie and graduated from Point Park University in 2014 with a degree in Human Resources Management.


 Want to get to know the rest of our staff? Check out their bios here.