Coleman’s Thursday Movers and Shakers


December 12, 2013

New USDA Rural Business Cooperative Services Administrator is Getting Capital to Main Street

Bob Coleman spoke with Lillian Salerno at the 14th Annual Rural Lender’s Roundtable about getting capital to Main Street in rural communities.  Lillian Salerno is the Acting Administrator for the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) agency of the USDA’s Rural Development mission area. Listen to this short interview here (2 min)

NADCO Boosts Advocacy with New Government Relations & Grassroots Position

nadcologoWASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) announced that Claire O’Rourke will join the organization as Director, Government Relations and Grassroots Campaigns, effective January 6, 2014.

Ms. O’Rourke joins NADCO from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, where she advised Committee Chairman Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) on budget and appropriations issues, overseeing the SBA budget and directing annual budget hearings. Ms. O’Rourke worked with Republican and Democratic senators in conducting the committee’s work related to small business lending and other issues.

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JerryMurphyCeltic Bank Hires Jerry Murphy as Vice President, Business Development

Celtic Bank is pleased to announce that Jerry Murphy has been hired as Vice President, Business Development in the SBA and Commercial Lending department. Murphy will report to Executive Vice President, Craig Calafati.

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Creditera Announces Liquid Credit Score Product for Main Street

Creditera was founded to provide a consolidated personal and business credit monitoring service with an exclusive B2B focus.

Listen to the short interview here (2 min)