Kozora Named Vice President, Senior SBA Underwriter at Peoples Bank

David Kozora

Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank, announced that veteran banker David Kozora has been promoted to Vice President and Senior SBA Underwriter.

“David has spearheaded the bank’s move to delegated approval for most SBA loan requests,” Ammann noted. “This has allowed us to serve our customers better by expediting loan requests and growing our SBA Department’s efficiency.”

In his new role, Kozora will continue to underwrite SBA 7(a) loans, train staff, standardize underwriting practices and recommend loan structure to the bank’s loan officers.

Kozora earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Providence College and subsequently his Masters of Business Administration, with emphasis on Finance, from Bentley College.

He began his banking career in 1994 with The Washington Trust Company until 2003, at which time he became owner and President of PNEWBI, LLC, a consulting business focused on commercial loan underwriting and loan portfolio management. In addition to operating PNWEBI, LLC, he rejoined The Washington Trust Company and then Centreville Bank.

“Peoples Bank is a significant participant in SBA lending on a national scale,” Ammann said. “Having excellent individuals in leadership roles will allow us to continue providing exceptional loans for our customers, and I commend David on this well-earned promotion.”