Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

June 3, 2016

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers and Shakers

dianegallionDiane Gallion Hired as National Director of Government-Guaranteed Lending at Radius Bank

In addition to the Chicago team, Radius has new small-business lending personnel in Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado and Arizona. “We think the community bank today doesn’t have to be confined to the community it lives in,” says Radius Bank President and CEO Mike Butler.

Before the addition of Gallion and her team, Radius had a handful of SBA lenders based in the Boston area. It may add more SBA lenders locally as well. “We think we have a bit of an opportunity here,” says Butler.

lynnozerLynn Ozer Named President of SBA Lending Fulton Financial

Before joining the $18 billion-asset Fulton, Ozer had been president of government lending at Susquehanna Bancshares in Lititz, Pa.

Ozer also led a small-business lending team at Susquehanna that was largely dismissed in August, shortly after the company’s sale to BB&T.

brooksfirstadvantageMark Brooks Named SBA Manager of First Advantage Bank

“We have developed a strategic niche with SBA lending in this highly competitive commercial banking market. Mark’s addition strengthens our existing team and gives us even more expertise in this area so we can continue tailoring our products and services and deliver more value to our business banking customers,” says Earl Bradley, CEO of First Advantage Bank.



2016 Mid-America Lenders Conference, August 17-18, Houston

America East, August 24-26, Philadelphia

The SBIC Summit: Increased Profit, Improved Regulatory Compliance, September 13, San Francisco

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.