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Shelly M. Gross-Wade
President & CEO
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More than 30 years of executive-level management experience in economic development finance. Provides day-to-day leadership and oversight. Responsible for budgeting, fiscal and internal controls; staffing, strategic planning, resource development, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, business development, developing and achieving the annual work action plan . Responsible for marketing and promotions, developing economic development policies and lending programs to support the County’s public policy goals and initiatives. Responsible for all human resources decisions and volunteer recruitment and relations.

Dawn R. Medley
Vice President – Business Finance Programs
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More than 20 years of commercial lending experience, including complex credit analysis, underwriting and loan closing. Provides day-to-day oversight and staff support to the prospecting, lending, closing and portfolio management activities. Assists with revenue forecasting from lending activities. Serves as the EDI Fund Manager.

Brad Novack
Senior Accountant
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More than 10 years of general accounting for traditional and non-traditional lenders. Responsible for the day-to-day accounting including general ledgers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, budgeting, fiscal management, reporting and compliance. Monitors risk factors and ratios.

Wilma A. Pearson
Administrative Services Manager
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More than 20 years of progressive administrative and managerial experience. Provides direct support to the President & CEO and Board of Directors. Responsible for all aspects of operational support, compliance and reporting. Coordinates tech support. Recruits and supervises volunteers and interns.

Kathy Morant
Portfolio Manager
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More than 10 years of portfolio management experience for government guaranteed mortgages. Responsible for customer relations, site visits, collecting loan payments, analyzing interim and annual financial reports and tax returns. Responsible for all servicing, liquidations and guaranty purchases.

Daisy Namukwaya
Economic Impact Analyst
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More than 20 years of progressive administrative and managerial experience. Provides direct support to the President & CEO and Board of Directors. Responsible for all aspects of operational support, compliance and reporting. Coordinates tech support. Recruits and supervises volunteers and interns.

Sue Ann Scafone
Commercial Loan Assistant
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More than 20 years of loan administration experience. Responsible for supporting loan intake, loan closings, reporting and compliance.

James Steward Smith
Business Development Manager
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More than 20 years of business development and lead generation experience. Responsible for pre-qualifying loan applicants and determining which program is most compatible with their unique capital needs. Also, responsible for marketing, outreach and promotional activities.

Ron Warrick
Commercial Loan Underwriter
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More than 20 years of banking and SBA 7(a) loan underwriting experience. Responsible for pre-qualifying loan applicants through initial credit analysis, underwriting, presentation for approval by the appropriate loan review committee and ratification by the Board of Directors. Responsible for all SBA transmittals, modifications and approvals.