Nominations Open in Coleman’s Annual SBA Lender Professional Awards!

Nominations are now open for outstanding SBA lending professionals in the following categories:

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 lending community.

A compelling case study of a specific accomplishment or solution to a problem will be scored highly. Judges also react very favorably to testimonials from Senior Management and/or the C-Suite.

The Deadline for submission is November 6, 2020

Here is the fine print:

  • There is no entry fee.

  • Judges are previous winners and will be appointed by Coleman Publishing

  • Per the judges’ discretion, there may be more than one winner per category.

  • All nominations must be submitted through Survey Monkey.

  • Emerging SBA Lender of the Year is eligible for anyone aged 39 or less as of December 31, 2020.

  • Awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony after the 1st of the year. Winners are not required to attend.

  • Coleman Report retains the final authority of rule interpretations.

Click HERE to Participate in Coleman’s 2021 SBA Lender Professional Awards

Previous Winners

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

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

Submit a Nomination for the 2021 SBA Lender Awards!