Our 2018 conference was a great success with 225 attendees and sponsors. This year's conference is
expected to be even bigger and better already having confirmations from a number of SBA Headquarters speakers (see below).
Network and make lasting contacts with other industry professionals while experts in the SBA lending industry present relevant and timely information and educational sessions on topics impacting all areas of SBA lending.
Ashley Bell, our SBA Region IV Administrator will open our session Tuesday morning. Ashley was appointed on February 21, 2018 and has oversight of over $5 billion in SBA-backed lending, the Counseling arm of the SBA, which counseled over 225,000 entrepreneurs last year in Region IV, and the contracting programs for small business, which account for over 23% of all federal contracts awarded. Read more...
Confirmed SBA speakers to date include Ashley Bell (Regional Administrator, Region IV) Linda Reilly (504 Program Office), Susan Streich (Office of Credit Risk Management), Bill Higgenbotham (Hazard 7(a) Loan Processing Center), Sarah Hawkins (Little Rock Servicing Center), and Vanessa Piccioni (Herndon Guaranty Purchase Center).
Submit your questions in advance to TNSBLC@eventfullyyourz.com and we'll be sure you have your answers during the conference!
Dwight Bateman, The Bancorp
Jennifer Blumig, EventfullyYourz
Kevin Collins, First Tennessee Bank
Anthony Daniels, US Bank
Eddie Fitzgerald, South Central TN Development
Gary Griffin, Stone Bank
Sue Griffin, Capital Growth Solutions
Dean LaRue, Commercial Bank
Mike Ohlman, Brightbridge, Inc.
Lane Rhodes, Pinnacle Bank
Samantha Stephens, Peoples Bank
Debbie Sudhoff, Areawide Development Corporation
Chris Wallace, Regions Bank
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