Zina Sutch

Dr. Sutch is the principal agency advisor for transforming ODI&CR programs and providing strategic direction to the Small Business Administration. Prior to SBA, Dr. Sutch was with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where she served as the Deputy Associate Director, Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion.  She conducted analysis and research on cross-functional recruitment and retention, talent management, workforce planning, and employee inclusion and, ultimately, engagement efforts. 


Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at OPM, where she developed government-wide policies and guidance to assist Federal agencies in building diverse workforces and inclusive and engaged organizational cultures that leverage diversity and provided expert advisory services to Federal agencies undergoing cultural transformation. In this role, Dr. Sutch developed, implemented, and coordinated the government-wide diversity and inclusion strategic plan in support of the Administration’s policy. 


In addition to her experience, she has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Clark University, a Master of Arts in Special Education from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education from the University of Maryland.