June 3, 2016
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers and Shakers
Diane 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.
Lynn 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.
Mark 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.