PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtic Bank is pleased to announce that Deborah Fowler has joined the bank as a Relationship Coordinator in the bank's Florida office. Deborah will continue to develop the bank's resource partner and technical assistance provider network.
Deborah comes to Celtic Bank from Anchorage, Alaska where she served as State Director for the Alaska Small Business Development Center (AKSBDC), a program funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). At AKSBDC, Deborah managed a multi-million dollar budget and a statewide team of over 30 employees. She has more than 20 years' experience working with small businesses including owning her own consulting business assisting women and minority business owners with SBA 8(a) and other government certifications. Deborah's areas of expertise include SBA programs for lending and certification, strategic planning, sales, and management. She holds a BA from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Deborah's passion for entrepreneurship and her extensive knowledge about SBA programs aligns well with Celtic Bank's vision of giving small business owners access to capital. "I am excited to work with an organization that understands the importance of small business and meets the needs of these businesses by providing easy and fair funding solutions with high quality service," said Deborah.
"Deborah brings a unique set of qualifications to Celtic Bank that are perfectly matched with our vision of combining access to capital with entrepreneurial education for small business owners," said Fred Crispen, Senior Vice President at Celtic Bank. "We are excited to have her on our team."
About Celtic Bank
Celtic Bank is a leading nationwide small business lender specializing in SBA 7(a), SBA 504, USDA B&I, and conventional business loans. Business loan proceeds can be used for working capital, commercial real estate, commercial ground-up construction, equipment, inventory, business acquisition and debt refinance. Celtic Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender and currently the 8th largest SBA lender in the nation. Celtic Bank also offers residential mortgage and construction loans nationwide. For more information, please visit www.CelticBank.com.
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