Amason named to Elite National Committee
MAGEE – The recognition Peoples Bank continues to receive for its dedication to small business lending continues with the selection of Connie Amason as a Small Lender Committee representative for the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL). Ms. Amason was among 15 other bankers from across the nation who will represent lenders in dealing with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Congressional interests.
Last year, Peoples Bank was named the Number One Small Lender in America by the U.S. Small Business Administration for their SBA Lending expertise and commitment, and was twice featured on ABC News with Dianne Sawyer. Bank President and CEO Dennis Ammann said, “This is a tremendous honor and another reflection of Peoples Bank’s prominence in the small business lending community.”
The NAGGL Committee requires participating members to commit to a three-year term and, according to documents defining the duties Ms. Amason will face, noted “As a small Association, we rely on our expert members who are spread across the country to provide input on hot technical issues, regional issues, issues specific to a membership category, and to provide input on conference topics to keep committee effectiveness at its peak.”
Having joined Peoples Bank in 2006, Ms. Amason serves as a Poultry Loan Assistant, preparing files and conducting cash flow analysis in the process of packaging loans. In 2008, she assumed responsibilities for the bank’s Small Business Administration (SBA) loan services and the duties of processing and maintaining SBA loans. In this capacity, she is the primary SBA contact for Peoples Bank.
“I am truly honored to have been selected from the hundreds of prospective committee members for a role with the NAGGL,” Amason said. “And in a very significant way, the customers we serve will now have a voice at the national level. Throughout the year, I not only process loans but discuss important issues with our customers, and those matters of concern they raise will now be heard in Washington.”
Ammann noted that “We are pleased that Connie will be an active participant on the NAGGL committee in the certain knowledge that she will quickly prove to be an asset. Her hard work and knowledge of SBA of is one of the primary reasons Peoples Bank has been able to help so many customers.
“Peoples Bank’s leadership in SBA lending is established in Mississippi, and now once again extends to a national influence.”