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

Gary L. Cunningham

President and CEO, Meda

Daniel Delehanty

VP and CRA Officer, Director of Community Development, BNB 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, WeFunder

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

April 18, 2018
Today in Washington
HSBC Chair Steve Chabot Urges for Inclusion of Small Business Bills in FY19 NDAA

April 11, 2018
Today in Washington
Bill Package Introduced to Redesign IRS – Yesterday, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA), introduced a bipartisan package of bills to redesign the IRS.

April 10, 2018
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Trump Administration Releases First Rule on Obamacare – In response to an Executive Order issued by the President last fall, HHS issued a final rule yesterday, which will provide states with more options to select an essential health benefit plan.

March 22, 2018
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Text of Omnibus Bill Released – House Republicans released the text for a $1.3T spending bill late last night. Congress has until tomorrow to pass the legislation and avoid a third government shutdown this year.

March 19, 2018
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FY18 Funding Deadline Nears – Congress is coming down to the wire to find an agreement to fund the government through September 30 and avoid a third partial government shutdown this year.

March 14, 2018
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Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform – Today, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to limit debate on S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”

March 13, 2018
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Debate Continues: Dodd-Frank Regulatory Relief – Today, the Senate continues debate of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”

March 12, 2018
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Small Business Committee markups – The House and Senate Small Business Committees will hold markups this week.

March 9, 2018
Today in Washington
Congress Adjourns for the Week – Congress has adjourned, and will return on Monday, March 12. When they return, the Senate will continue consideration of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”