July 26, 2018
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — George Flores, Richard Dawkins
George Flores Named SBA Deputy District Director for Fresno District Office
“George will provide leadership to the SBA Fresno team that supports Central California’s continued growth through entrepreneurship development, small business expansion, and job creation,” says id Fresno District Director Dawn Golik.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to use my Federal government leadership experience to support the SBA team serving the San Joaquin Valley,” says George. “I look forward to working with the many organizations and lenders in this area who are using SBA programs to help small businesses start up, scale up, create jobs, and grow the area’s economy.”
Flores is a graduate of Fresno State University, a 1st Lieutenant retired veteran in the Army National Guard, and a recipient of a Bronze Star for combat service in Iraq. He previously served as the Chief of Police with the Veterans Affairs Central California Healthcare System, and was recognized as a Veteran Honoree for Memorial Day 2016.
Richard Hawkins Joins Appalachia Development
The Appalachian Development Corporation (statewide SBA 504 lender) announces Richard Hawkins has been hired as a loan officer. He is a recent graduate of Furman University and was an intern at the ADC prior to his employment.
Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events
Tennessee Small Business Lenders Conference, September 12-14, Nashville
Associate SBA Administrator, William Manger to Keynote