Coleman Movers & Shakers – Becky Bowers, Byron Reed, Dustin Shanks, and Kentucky SBA Lenders Conference

September 22, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Becky Bowers, Byron Reed, Dustin Shanks, and Kentucky SBA Lenders Conference

Evolve Bank & Trust Appoints Becky Bowers as Community Bank President, Memphis

“Becky is an extraordinary asset to Evolve,” says John Freeman, President, Evolve’s Banking Division. “She leads with compassion and integrity which is evident by her success. Becky is the perfect person to lead our community bank efforts in the Memphis market. Her reputation is second to none.”

Bowers joined Evolve in October of 2011 as Vice President, Bank Branch Manager, Private Banker and then in March of 2018 was named Senior Vice President, Private Banking and Commercial Lending. Prior to Evolve, she served in a variety of roles with several other local community banks. Bowers was also a Faculty Professor for the University of Phoenix where she taught Finance for Business, Business Communications and Critical Thinking. She was named a Power Player in Banking by Memphis, The City Magazine in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

“I am proud of the work I have done at Evolve over the last 10 years,” says Bowers. “I remain committed to the mission of serving our local community by providing best-in-class financial solutions and look forward to leading an outstanding team of banking professionals.”

Byron Reed Joins CDC Small Business Finance as New Senior Vice President of Business Advising

“Byron brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will be vital to the success of CDC Small Business Finance. I’m very excited to have him joining our team,” says Raymond Guthrie, chief investment officer and head of capital deployment for CDC Small Business Finance, part of the Momentus Capital family of organizations, which also includes Capital Impact Partners and Ventures Lending Technologies.

In his commitment to serving borrowers from underestimated communities, Byron Reed leads, manages, advises, and provides strategic direction to the business advising team that consults with small to medium-sized business owners and partners.

Byron has more than 35 years of banking experience working in the areas of community development, corporate philanthropy, community/government relations, trust services, small businesses, real estate, and consumer lending. He most recently served as Senior Vice President at Texas Capital Bank, where he led the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) business plan and strategy to assist communities to thrive.

“The work CDC Small Business Finance and Momentus Capital are doing to offer a continuum of capital, including knowledge capital through business advising services, is essential to supporting communities of color,” Byron says. “Small business entrepreneurs are the engines of job creation and economic activity in their communities. When they are given the opportunity to succeed, the inevitable result is healthier communities and a thriving country.”

Tinker Federal Credit Union Announces Dustin Shanks as a Senior Commercial Loan Officer

In his new role, Shanks works with businesses to find lending options that work best for their needs. He also helps members with expanded small business and commercial banking services, including commercial lending, SBA financing, member business checking and other business-related financial services. Shanks joins TFCU with 17 years of commercial banking experience.

Final SBA Lenders Conference of the Year

Kentucky SBA Lenders Conference – October 11-13, 2022 – The Campbell House in Lexington, Kentucky