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Board of Directors

W.A. “Tony” Hayes

President and CEO at Tranҫas, LLC

Stephanie Swepson-Twitty

President and CEO at Eagle Market St. Development Corporation

Cheryl Diuguid

Senior Business Executive at Global Technology & Manufacturing

Henry McKoy

Lecturer/Director of Entrepreneurship at School of Business at North Carolina Central University

James Sills

President and CEO at M&F Bank

Barbara Hill Lee

Founder & Executive Director at NC Area Day Reporting Center

Jada Grandy–Mock

Senior VP and Regional CRA Strategies Director at Fifth Third Bank

Jeff Roegge

Senior Vice President/SBA at SunTrust Bank

Willy E. Stewart

Chief Executive Officer at Stewart Inc.

Lori Jones-Gibbs

Senior Vice President, Community Dev. Carolina Market Manager at PNC Bank

Garrett Taylor

CEO at Uplift Comprehensive Services

Ken Reece

Senior Vice President and Private Banking Executive at Mid-Atlantic Region First Tennessee Bank

John Holdsclaw, IV

Senior Vice President at National Cooperative Bank


Carolina Small Business Development Fund partners with community organizations that share in our vision to creating economic opportunity for all people. Thank you to all our community partners for your generous support and for joining us in our mission to foster economic development and strengthening our economy.

Meet Our Partners

Sponsors and Investors

Our sponsors and investors help us create a path towards sustainability and a stronger economy. Thanks to them, we have been able to provide access to capital to small businesses in underserved communities and continue to make an impact statewide.

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