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Small Business Development Financing Authority


Promotes the viability and expansion of businesses owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs, and also small businesses that do not meet the established credit criteria of financial institutions, and consequently are unable to obtain adequate business financing on reasonable terms through normal financing channels. Created in 1978, the nine members serve five year terms.


Celester A. Hall, Chairman

Director, Small Business Financing Agency

Christopher Brandt

Managing Partner, Audacious Inquiry, LLC

Deborah Goldberg

Vice President, SBA Lending, Susquehanna Bank

Anita Graham

Partner, Opportunity Capital Partners

Shelly Gross-Wade

President & CEO, Prince George’s Financial Service Corporation

Charles P. Martin

Regional Community Reinvestment Officer, Legal Division, M&T Bank

Tabu Morris

Director of Finance & Operations, The MD Crime Victim’s Resource Center

Melissa Moye

Deputy Treasurer for Financial Policy, Office of the State Treasurer

Tiffany Tippins

Independent Financial Officer

2013 Events

The next Authority Board meeting will be Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3 pm at Meridian Management Group, Inc. If interested in attending, please contact Robin Harris.

Meridian Management Group, Inc.
826 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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