Board of Directors

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

Usman Ahmed


Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

Theresa Bedeau

Theresa Bedeau

Community and Economic Development Leader & Small Business Advocate

Joshua Brackett


Tara Campbell

Fifth Third Bank

Natalie Madeira Cofield Pic

Natalie Madeira Cofield

Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)

Gary Cunningham

The New School

Ron Fong

Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program

Mitch Jacobs

Mitch Jacobs


Gustavo Lasala


Jessie Lee

Jessie Lee

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC)

Inez Long

BBIF Florida

Lenwood Long, Sr.

BV&L Associates

Carolina Martinez

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity

Jose Martinez

Prestamos CDFI

Ines Polonius

AEO Board Chair

Communities Unlimited, Inc.

Chris Wheat

JPMorgan Chase