April 28, 2016
Coleman’s Movers and Shakers
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers
Freedom Bank Appoints Lynn Johler as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending
Says Chief Executive Officer, Cathy P. Swanson, “We are so proud to have Lynn on our team. Her extensive knowledge of SBA lending and the local market are a perfect fit for our bank. We view Lynn’s role as critical to delivering a well thought out SBA strategy to benefit our clients.”
Plaza Bank Names Steve Pollett as Senior Vice President, Group Manager for SBA and Commercial Lending
“Steve has an excellent track record with Plaza Bank in delivering SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending solutions to help our clients operate and expand their businesses, while demonstrating our hallmark of personalized, exceptional service,” says Gene Galloway, President and CEO of Plaza Bank.
banc-serv PARTNERS Annouces Karen McHugh As Manager of Training and Partner Development
Karen brings with her over 25 years of SBA and banking industry experience, as well as a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success in specialized areas including SBA loan audits, policy and procedure, credit underwriting, and eligibility. In addition, Karen served as the EVP/Chief Operating Officer of NAGGL for over 10 years. During her time at NAGGL, she designed instructional courses, provided technical assistance to lenders, and advocated on behalf of SBA lenders to SBA policy makers.
Stephanie Ellingson Joins American Business Lending
“Stephanie has a history of making small businesses her top priority, and we are delighted to have her,” says ABL CEO Charlie Bell.
J.R. Bruno Promotes Rebecca Mendoza to Senior Associate
With more than 20 years of SBA and commercial lending experience, she joined J.R. Bruno in 2008, coming to the firm with management experience at several financial institutions. In addition to her comprehensive knowledge of SBA and business lending, Rebecca Mendoza has special expertise at servicing, workouts, liquidations and the secondary market.
Berkshire Bank Hires Jamison Flora as Vice President, Business Banking Team Leader/SBA Liaison
Flora brings over 16 years of industry experience to his newly acquired position. His responsibilities in this new position include fostering the business banking footprint in the state of New York as well as growing the SBA Lending program bank wide.