NMSDC COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: How are Financial Institutions Contributing to the Recovery of Minority Businesses?

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NMSDC invites you to join us in a conversation with financial institutions participating in the SBA loan program. This Town Hall will give insight on how they are helping minority businesses obtain financial assistance during this crisis. We will also hear from minority business entrepreneurs (MBEs) who have received funding through the Stimulus Pay Check Protection Program (PPP) and/or Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs. They will discuss their experiences with the financial institutions, and give valuable information on what to expect during the process.

Join us in virtual room from 3 — 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 16, to be a part of this urgent discussion.

Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne Trimble
President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

Adrienne Trimble is the President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She is a known thought leader for advancing corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to her role with NMSDC, Ms. Trimble was General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor North America, responsible for leading and executing diversity & inclusion strategies across Toyota’s North American operations.

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Harvey Butler, Global Head of Supplier Diversity, Barclays
Harvey Butler
Global Head of Supplier Diversity

Harvey Butler is Global Head of Supplier Diversity at Barclays, responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategy to expand its utilization of diverse suppliers – both small businesses and those majority-owned by ethnic minorities, women and other under-represented segments of society, within the major international geographies it operates.

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Henry Childs, National Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Henry Childs II
National Director
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Mr. Henry Childs II was appointed as the National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) on September 4, 2018. Director Childs is the 17th National Director of the agency. In his role, Director Childs has been laser-focused on getting minority-owned businesses to size and scale.

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Patty Juarez, National Diverse Segments Director, Commercial Banking Group Wells Fargo & Company
Patty Juarez
National Diverse Segments Director, Commercial Banking Group
Wells Fargo & Company

Patty Juarez has spent over 24 years in Commercial Banking where she has held various leadership roles. Currently Patty serves as National Diverse Segments Director creating, developing, and executing our strategy within several lines of business in Wholesale Banking. Patty earned her bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MBA from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga.

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James H. Sills, III, President and CEO, Mechanics and Farmers Bank
James H. Sills, III
President and CEO
Mechanics and Farmers Bank

James H. Sills, III – President and CEO of Mechanics and Farmers Bank headquartered in Durham, NC.  M&F Bank has total assets of $265 Million and seven branch locations in 5 major markets within North Carolina.  M&F Bank is the 2nd oldest African American owned bank in the U.S. Mr. Sills’ background includes a unique combination of executive experience within large-scale banking operations, community banks and government organizations.

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Mercedes Enrique, President, CMS Corporation
Mercedes Enrique
CMS Corporation

Mercedes Enrique is President and owner of CMS Corporation, a federal government and industrial construction company with self-performance capabilities in mechanical construction. CMS is headquartered in Bargersville, IN. Since purchasing CMS’s assets in 2004, the company has grown from one to five locations and from 8 to 85 employees.

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Abel Herrera, President & CEO, IT Data Solutions
Abel Herrera
President & CEO
IT Data Solutions

Abel Herrera is the President/CEO of IT Data Solutions, an SBA 8(a) small business which offers expert Information Technology (IT) consulting services, staffing, and tools for implementation in any industry. IT Data Solutions provides strategic IT solutions to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and streamline processes.

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