Somercor Appoints Six New Board Members and Vice Chairman

SomerCor, a Chicago-based Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified Development Company (CDC), has named six new members to its Board of Directors and elected a Vice Chairman. The appointments grow the organization’s SBA lending, fintech and economic development experience.

Joining the Board are Dean Avdalas, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending at Byline Bank; Brian Burke, Senior Vice President, Business Banking at First Midwest Bank; Diane Gallion, Executive Vice President, National Director, SBA/B&I Lending at Radius Bank; Margaret Griffin, Senior Vice President, SBA Regional Sales Manager at Huntington Bank; Chris Rentner, Director, Digital Lending at Velocity Solutions; and William Towns, Executive Director at Benefit Chicago. Additionally, Margy Sweeney, founder and CEO of Akrete Inc.—a WBE-certified company—was elected Vice Chairman of the Board.

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