Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.
3173 Hwy. 129 North
Cleveland, GA 30528
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Lisa joined Georgia Green Loans after working for Regions Bank as Community Development Manager. Her previous experience includes working as an analyst for General Motors and Banc One, and a stint as a college instructor in Ethiopia, teaching Finance and Accounting. She has also worked as a commercial lender with Self- Help Credit Union in Durham, North Carolina and as a business consultant for the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development. Lisa received a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a MBA from University of Texas at Austin. She serves as Board President of Midtown Assistance Center, and also sits on the CaringWorks Board and the United Way Low Income Impact Board.
706.348.6609 ext. 208
Grace is the founder and CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE). Since 1999, Ace has provided $3.5 million in small business loans that created or retained 400 jobs. In 2008, ACE founded Georgia Green Loans, a statewide partnership program providing loans to help small businesses green-ovate.
Nationally known as a champion of small business development, Grace serves on the board of directors of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity and is on the governing board of the National Association of Business Owners-Atlanta chapter. She is the recipient of the 2005 Founder's Award for Georgia Micro Enterprise Network during the same year that one of ACE's borrowers was honored as the Micro Entrepreneur of the Year. Formerly, Grace served on the Board of White County Rotary and on the Board of Trustees for North Georgia Technical College. She was also honored in 2002 as Advocate of the Year by the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities in Georgia. Grace holds a B.A. in social work and psychology from University of Tennessee at Martin and an MBA from the University of Memphis.
706.348.6609 ext. 203
Sandy has more than 20 years banking experience, working as a mortgage originator and mortgage processor/closer at Colonial Bank as well as an Assistant Vice President of Loan Recovery at SunTrust. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She has served as a volunteer for Kiwanis, March of Dimes and United Way.
Green Advisory Council
|Council Chair||Dorothy Yates Kirkley, Retired Trial Attorney, Advisory Council Chair.|
|Council Member||Lynette, First Vice President, Community Development Manager, SunTrust Bank.|
|Council Member||Matthew Bozzelli, Counsel, King & Spalding LLP.|
|Council Member||Connie Bryant, Vice President, Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo.|
|Council Member||Sarah Dougherty, Sales and Marketing Operations Manager, Hannah Solar.|
|Council Member||Angela Hudson, CRA & Community Development Manager, Fifth Third Bank.|
|Council Member||John Kirkley, Southeast Energy Environment and Design.|
|Council Member||Greg Laudeman, Executive Director, The Technology Connection Initiative, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.|
|Council Member||Sam Moss, Retired, Wachovia and International Microfinance.|
|Council Member||Antoinette Nue, Owner, The Green Living Goddess.|
|Council Member||Matthew Ryder, Strategy Consultant, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.|
|Council Member||Jonathan Tescher, Farmer Services Coordinator, Georgia Organics.|
|Council Member||Charles Whatley, Director, DeKalb County Office of Economic Development.|
|Council Member||Carolyn Wills, Economic and Community Development Consultant.|