Stacey Sanchez, senior community loan officer at CDC Small Business Finance, was recently voted Financial Services Champion 2014 for the SBA’s Santa Ana District. She will be honored May 21 during National Small Business Week.
“Throughout her career, Stacey has elected to work tirelessly to benefit those who need capital the most, but are underserved by traditional lending,” said Leila Mozaffari, director of the Orange County Small Business Development Center. “She is not afraid of trying new and innovative ways of serving the small business community, and continuously refines her approach to generate maximum success.”
Mozaffari added: “From having grown up in her parent’s family-owned small business, Stacey continually gives back to the small business community through education, advocacy and volunteerism.”
Stacey was instrumental in the 2010 roll-out of SBA’s Community Advantage program, which grants loans up to $250,000 to small businesses, including those owned by military veterans.