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December 5, 2017

Congratulations Victor Diaz, FLAGGL’s Chairperson-Elect

Victor has been honored by being selected as Chairperson-Elect of the Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (FLAGGL) for the 2018 fiscal year.

FLAGGL Announces New Officers and Board Members for FY 2018

The Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (FLAGGL) today announced new Officers and Board of Directors members for the 2018 fiscal year.

Deborah Petrell of Florida First Capital Finance Corporation has been elected President and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of FLAGGL. “I am honored to have been elected as next year’s Chair. This is an exciting time to oversee the organization’s strategic activities,” she said. “I would also like to thank Richard Von Minden of United Community Bank for his dedication to and leadership of FLAGGL over the last two years.”

Additionally, FLAGGL announced Officers for 2018, which include: Victor Diaz, Esq. of Starfield & Smith, PC, who was selected as Chairperson-Elect; Lynne Singletary of Bank United Small Business Finance, who was elected Treasurer; and Sandra Anderson of Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), who retained her position as Secretary.

Board Members for 2018 include: Ray Drew of ReadyCap Lending; Teresa Galloway of American Momentum Bank; Marianne Keehan of TD Bank; Richard McClintock of Chase Business Banking; Rick Von Minden of United Community Bank; Vinny Muratore of Stone Bank; and Fred Schmid of Fidelity Bank.

Formed in 2012, FLAGGL is a community of Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders, loan service providers and other professionals working to help ensure government guaranteed loans are processed, closed and serviced in accordance with the SBA.

FLAGGL provides networking and education opportunities and promotes awareness of all SBA government guaranteed lending programs to the small business community throughout Florida.