Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

April 28, 2016

Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

lynnjohlerFreedom 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.”

plazabankPlaza 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.

karenmchughbanc-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.

stephanieellingsonStephanie 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.

rebeccamendozJ.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.

JamisonFloraBerkshire 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.


NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 2-4, St. Louis

Washington SBA Lender Seminar, May 4, Seattle

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

National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers 2nd Annual Conference, October 4-6, Las Vegas

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.