November 29, 2021

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman’s 2022 SBA Lender Professional Award Nominations

Nominations for Coleman’s 2022 SBA Lender Professional Awards are open for submissions. Nominating statements and/or testimonials should address why the nominee should be honored and how the nominee has made a positive impact on SBA lending and the small business community.

The deadline for nomination submissions is December 31, 2021. All winners will be announced on January 11, 2022, and winners are invited to join a Winners Luncheon in Las Vegas that will be scheduled for April 2022.

Coleman’s 2022 SBA Lender Professional Awards

Nominations for outstanding SBA lending professionals and companies are in the following categories:

Lender Award Nominations
• Main Street Lender of the Year
• PPP Lender of the Year
• SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year
• SBA 504 Lender of the Year
• Rural SBA or USDA Lender of the Year
• Mission-Based SBA Lender of the Year
• SBA Secondary Market Person of the Year
• SBA Business Development Officer of the Year
• SBA Woman Lender of the Year
• Emerging SBA Lender of the Year (Under 40)

Company Award Nominations
• SBA CDFI of the Year
• SBA Best Podcast of the Year
• SBA Best Marketing Campaign of the Year
• SBA Best Social Media Campaign of the Year
• SBA Best Fintech Lender of the Year
• SBA Best Export Lender of the Year

Rules for nominations:
• There is no entry fee.
• There may be more than one winner per category.
• All nominations must be submitted through Survey Monkey.

Here are the previous winners for Coleman’s 2020 SBA Lending Awards:

Coleman 2020 Main Street Lenders of the Year

John Kropf
Growth Capital Corporation

Tareasa Harrell
Signature Bank of Georgia

Coleman 2020 Woman Lender of the Year

Merri Adams
CDC Small Business Finance

SBA 504 Lender of the Year

Tim Souther
Capital Partners CDC

Coleman 2020 Mission-Based Small Business Lender of the Year

Gary Holmquist
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA

Coleman SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year

Paul Pickhardt
Countybank

Coleman Rural Small Business Lender of the Year

Scott Sailors
Nebraska Economic Development Company, CDC

2020 Coleman Emerging Leader Awards for Small Business Lending Professionals

Matt Craig
Fountainhead Commercial Capital

Shay Mora
FranFund, Inc.

Javier Jorge
Pilot Bank

Daniel Pische
First American Bank

Chris Levy
New York Business Development Corporation

Coleman 2020 SBA Secondary Market Person of the Year

Mary Mims
Signature Bank

Coleman 2020 Business Development Officers of the Year

Jimmy Jarrell
TD Bank

Edward Tuvin
City First

Jason Stewart
Hometown Bank

Paul T. Long
Timberland Bank

Maria Lawson
Touchmark National Bank

Past Winners:
Coleman’s 2019 SBA Lending Awards
Coleman’s 2018 SBA Lending Awards