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!