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March 31, 2016

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers

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Shannon Smith joins Heritage First Bank as Senior Vice President

“It is an honor to welcome Shannon to the Heritage First family. He brings a wealth of knowledge to us in creating the solutions for small businesses that a strong SBA lending program provides. His experience and technical skills in this area will serve our present and future customers well,” says Ryan Earnest, President of Georgia-based Heritage First Bank.

He brings to Heritage First Bank more than 18 years of lending experience and will focus on Small Business Administration loans. Most recently, Smith served as Senior Vice President specializing in SBA Lending and Commercial Loans at Embassy National Bank.

Jason White Joins Bank of the West as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer

Bank of the West announced today that Jason White has joined the company as vice president, SBA Business Development Officer. Jason has more than 15 years of SBA lending experience and previously served as vice president, SBA Business Development Officer for Wells Fargo Bank.

SBA Appoints Wayne Huddleston as Senior Area Manager for the Virgin Islands

“We are pleased to welcome Wayne to the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office,” says District Director Yvette Collazo. “His extensive background in economic development and small business counseling represent the ideal combination to serve entrepreneurs throughout the Virgin Islands.”

Huddleston replaces former Senior Area Manager Carl Christensen, who for more than 30 years served the SBA in the territory. Prior to this appointment, Huddleston served as economic development specialist and veterans business development officer for SBA’s Dallas-Fort Worth district office, where he helped the office reach over $1 billion in SBA-guaranteed loans and provide services to over 860,000 small businesses, annually.
Previously, Huddleston was director of the Small Business Development Center in Fort Worth, Texas, which provided small business counseling and technical assistance to a service area of over 1.8 million residents. He also served on the advisory board for IDEA Works, a successful small business incubator in North Texas.


9th Annual SBA Export Lenders’ Roundtable, April 6, Washington D.C.

USDA Rural Development Lender’s Meeting, April 7, Washington D.C. (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 2-4, St. Louis
NADCO Spring Summit, May 22-25, Arlington, VA

Western Pennsylvania, May 23-24, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA

America East, August 24-26, Philadelphia

America’s SBDC, September 19-22, Orlando

FLAGGL 2016, September 21-23, Orlando

LEND360, October 5-7, Chicago

NAGGL Annual Meeting, October 31-November 2, Scottsdale

NADCO Annual Meeting, November 7-10, San Francisco

Ninth Annual Secondary Market Summit, December 5-6, Washington D.C.