August 19, 2021

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – SBA Key Staff and George Pereira

The SBA Announces Their Key Staff

Office of the Administrator:
• Daniel Krupnick – Counselor to the Administrator
• Arthur Plews – Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
• Kendall Corley – Deputy Chief of Staff for External Affairs
• Scott Harriford – White House Liaison
• Deidra Henry-Spires – Senior Advisor for COVID Programs
• Cynthia Jasso-Rotunno – Director of Engagement (Acting)
• Jeri Sparling – Director of Scheduling
• Katie Frost – Policy Advisor
• Isabelle James – Special Advisor
• Bajeyah Eaddy – Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff
• Shea Martinson – Confidential Assistant to the Administrator
• Taylor Wright – Special Assistant to the Administrator
• Lauren Kerner – Special Assistant to the Deputy Administrator

Office of Capital Access:
• Patrick Kelley – Associate Administrator
• Veronica Pugin – Senior Advisor
• Nicola Montagna – Special Advisor

Office of Government Contracting & Business Development:
• Bibi Hidalgo – Associate Administrator
• Tiffany Townsend – Senior Advisor
• Sal DeFrancesco – Special Assistant

Office of Communications & Public Liaison:
• Han Nguyen – Associate Administrator (Acting)
• Terrence Clark – Director of Communications
• Christina Carr – Press Secretary
• Emilie Surrusco – Senior Speechwriter
• Tate Mitchell – Press Assistant

Office of Congressional & Legislative Affairs:
• Kevin Wheeler – Associate Administrator
• David Brown – Deputy Associate Administrator for the Senate
• Alejandro Renteria – Deputy Associate Administrator for the House
• Preston Hardge – Legislative Policy Advisor

Office of Entrepreneurial Development:
• Mark Madrid – Associate Administrator
• Natalie Madeira Cofield – Assistant Administrator, Women’s Business Ownership
• Shalei Holway – Senior Advisor

Office of Field Operations:
• Julie Verratti – Associate Administrator

Office of Investment & Innovation:
• Baily DeVries – Associate Administrator
• Jonathan Alter – Senior Advisor

Office of the General Counsel:
• Peggy Delinois Hamilton – General Counsel
• Juan M. Sempertegui – Deputy General Counsel

George Pereira Joins Pacific Premier Bancorp’s Board of Directors

“We are excited to add George to our Board of Directors,” says Steve Gardner, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “He brings significant financial services experience and an impressive skillset covering financial reporting, operations, information security, mergers and acquisitions, financial regulation and enterprise risk. His extraordinary background, diverse viewpoint, and expertise will complement and further enhance the skills and perspectives represented on our Board, which we believe is essential for effective strategic planning and value creation for our shareholders.”


Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. announced the appointment of George M. Pereira as a director of both Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned bank subsidiary, effective August 16, 2021.
Mr. Pereira’s leadership in the financial services industry spans over 30 years. He is a retired Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., a provider of portfolio management, advisory and administrative services to the Schwab mutual and exchange traded funds.


Mr. Pereira has accepted appointments to serve on the Audit and Enterprise Risk Committees of the Company’s Board of Directors.