A Cayuga County man is the new deputy director of the Small Business Administration's Syracuse district office. 

Daniel Rickman will supervise staff and help oversee the SBA's programs in 34 upstate New York counties. The agency assists small businesses with counseling and funding opportunities. 

Rickman has been employed with SBA since 2013. He was an economic development specialist and branch manager of the agency's office in Elmira. He most recently served as branch manager of the Albany office. 

Rickman's past work experience includes a stint at a bank in Texas assisting small businesses. He founded his own payroll processing firm to assist small business clients, according to a news release. He also volunteered as a mentor and trainer with SCORE's chapter in Lubbock, Texas. 

SCORE is a nonprofit organization that offers business mentoring services to small business owners. 

Rickman is a U.S. Army veteran. He enlisted in 2000 and served in combat during the Iraq War. 

He now lives in Cayuga County. 

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