Pete Codella Joins the Suazo Business Center Board of Directors

March 23, 2023

The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity recently announced Pete Codella, managing director of business services, joined the Suazo Business Center’s board of directors. He will be an instrumental link between the Economic Opportunity office and the Suazo Center, Utah’s only minority business technical assistance organization with a statewide presence.

“The center is excited to welcome Pete Codella to our board of directors,” says Silvia Castro, president and CEO of the Suazo Business Center. “We have a strong, active, and engaged board, and having Pete join us will only make us stronger. We congratulate Ryan Starks on his appointment to executive director; the service he provided as a board member was a valuable contribution to the center. Welcoming Pete allows for the continuity we love to see.”

More than just business, the Suazo Business Center’s board of directors is committed to helping entrepreneurs build their foundations, grow, and create lifestyles around their passions. As its mission statement reads, it is committed to developing and empowering Hispanics/Latinos and other underserved communities. By assisting entrepreneurs in succeeding and building wealth, the Suazo Business Center, under the direction and guidance of its board of directors, strives to teach self-reliance, end cycles of poverty, and find solutions with positive outcomes.

The Suazo Business Center is Utah’s only minority business technical assistance organization with a statewide presence. It has offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, and St. George, with other locations opening in the coming years to ensure Utah’s minority business owners have a home where they can learn and lead out in the growth of their neighborhoods and communities.

Media inquiries: Please contact the office's Public Information Officer, Ashley Okawa, at or 801-518-3765.