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

June 19, 2018
Today in Washington: June 20, 2018
The House Budget Committee plans to mark up the FY19 budget resolution today and tomorrow.

June 19, 2018
Today in Washington
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will mark up their FY19 Appropriations bill today

June 18, 2018
Bank of America Invests $200,000 in Carolina Small Business Development Fund
nk of America commits $200K to Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) to help expand access to capital to underrepresented veteran-owned small businesses in the Carolinas.

June 18, 2018
Introducing...the Tapestry Project
On June 19th, AEO announced the launch of the Tapestry Project, an initiative that seeks to accentuate and accelerate Black business development so that existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs reach their full potential.

June 18, 2018
Today in Washington
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will mark up their FY19 Appropriations bill on Tuesday, June 19.

June 15, 2018
Today in Washington
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will mark up their FY19 Appropriations bill on Tuesday, June 19.

June 14, 2018
Today in Washington
Last night, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill on a vote of 28-20.

June 13, 2018
Today in Washington
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up the FY19 Defense

June 12, 2018
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