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Board of Directors

Our Board members bring years of expertise and vision for AEO’s impact on Microbusinesses.

Usman Ahmed


Roberto Barragan

Northern California Community Loan Fund

Joshua Brackett

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Melissa Bradley

1863 Ventures 

Jane Campbell

US Capital Historical Society

Brandie Conforti

JA Worldwide

Samira Cook-Gaines

Global Empowerement Solutions

Gary Cunningham

Prosperity Now

Daniel Delehanty

BNB Bank

Byna Elliott

Fifth Third Bank

Connie Evans


Ron Fong

Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program

Alex Forrester

Rising Tide Capital

Donna Gambrell

Appalachian Community Capital

Jared Gleue

Wells Fargo

Veronica Maturino


Inez Long

BBIF Florida

Lenwood Long, Sr.


Carolina Martinez

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity

Ines Polonius

Communities Unlimited, Inc.

Nancy Stark

Community Strategy Solutions

Chris Wheat

JPMorgan Chase 

Patricia Harris

Board Chair Emerita