Board of Directors

Usman Ahmed

Head of Global Public Policy, PayPal Inc.

Roberto Barragan

Principal, Aquaria Funding Solutions

Janie Barrera

President & CEO, LiftFund

Joshua Brackett

CFO, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE)

Melissa L. Bradley

Founder and Curator, Venture DC/Project 500

Jane Campbell

Director of the Washington Office for Advocacy, National Development Council

Phyllis Cassidy

Founder (retired), Good Work Network

Samira Cook Gaines

Founding Partner, Global Empowerment Solutions

Pamela Cross

VP, Philanthropic Services, Specialized Wealth Services, Wells Fargo Bank

Gary L. Cunningham

President and CEO, Meda

Daniel Delehanty

CRA Officer and Director of Community Development, Bridgehampton National Bank

Byna Elliott

Senior Vice President and Director of Community and Economic Development, Fifth Third Bank

Connie Evans

President & CEO, AEO

Ron Fong

Executive Director, Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program

Alexander Forrester

Co-Founder & COO, Rising Tide Capital

Donna Gambrell

CEO, Appalachian Community Capital

Veronica Hix

Executive Director, ONABEN

Rogie D. Nelson

Program Coordinator, Small and Minority Business, South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs

Jonny Price

Senior Director, Kiva

Douglas Schaeffer

Executive Vice President and CRA Director, Woodforest National Bank

Lisa Servon

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Nancy Stark

Sr. Manager, Community Development Banking, Capital One

Gina E. Wood

Director, Foundation and Institutional Giving, Atlantic Council

Patricia Harris (Board Chair Emeritus)

President & CEO, The Harris Consulting Group

Recent News

February 20, 2018
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President’s Day Recess – Congress is out of session for the week, and will to Washington on Monday, February 26.

February 15, 2018
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SBA Nominations Hearing – Yesterday, the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee held a hearing on the nominations of David C. Tryon as Chief Counsel of the SBA Office of Advocacy, and Hannibal M. Ware as SBA Inspector General.

February 14, 2018
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February 13, 2018
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White House FY19 Budget Released – Yesterday, President Trump released his FY19 Budget Request. As a reminder, the President proposes, Congress appropriates.

February 12, 2018
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White House FY2019 Budget Request – Today, the White House is expected to send its FY2019 Budget Request to Congress. We will provide a breakdown once it is publicly released.

February 9, 2018
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Budget Watch: After missing the midnight deadline and a brief partial government shutdown, Congress passed a two-year budget agreement in the early hours of the morning.

February 8, 2018
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The Budget – Wait and See: The Senate is set to take up a bipartisan spending agreement this morning that would raises existing budget caps on defense and non-defense spending and suspend the debt ceiling until March 2019.

February 7, 2018
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All Eyes on the Senate – Yesterday, the House passed a continuing appropriations resolution (CR) to fund the government through March 23. Today, the Senate hopes to reach a similar budget deal.

February 5, 2018
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Short Week for Congress – Congress is scheduled to adjourn on Wednesday for the Democratic legislative retreat.