Women's Yellow Pages of Greater Philadelphia

WOMEN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT 25th Edition


DEFINING CAREER MOMENT:
Leaving my first employer after 15 years to "start over" again.



Lynn Ozer, Executive Vice President, SBA

Susquehanna Bank

159 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 970-4044
lynn.ozer@susquehanna.net
www.susquehanna.net

HOW CHOSE FIELD: I was an accounting major, but didn't have any job offers. I took the government Professional and Career Exam and got an offer from the US Small Business Administration as a loan officer.

PROUD OF: Becoming the first female Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, a national trade association of institutions participating in government guaranteed lending programs.

I WISH I HAD KNOWN YEARS AGO: Never to fear change as it is the key to opportunities not yet considered.

KEYS TO SUCCESS: Having a dedicated team of experts, being continuously involved in the ever-changing rules and regulations of SBA lending, and loving to help entrepreneurs realize their potential.

LIFE LESSON: Never underestimate your worth.

MOTIVATOR: Helping others achieve their goals.

BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Joe Whalen who taught me to decide if I'd lend my own money to prospects prior to performing financial due diligence.

GREATEST PASSION: My husband and 2 children.

ADVICE TO PASS ON: Go with your gut…it is usually right!

BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Under-promise and over-deliver!