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Rhonda Pointon, President and CEO

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Rhonda Pointon joined the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) in March 2013 and has served as Chief Operating Officer and SVP Regulatory Affairs and Training. During her time as Chief Operating Officer and SVP Regulatory Affairs and Training, Ms. Pointon spearheaded regulatory affairs, representing the organization before SBA and other federal agencies. Ms. Pointon is an accomplished leader with over twenty-three years of experience in the banking and finance industries with a focus on SBA and commercial lending. Prior to NADCO, Ms. Pointon served as part of the executive management team of Congressional Bank as a Senior Vice President. She also spent seven years as a Business Development Officer/Lender with Business Finance Group, a Certified Development Company in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Earlier, Ms. Pointon worked for Central Fidelity Bank, now Wells Fargo. Rhonda earned her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.



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Julia Peacock, Marketing and Communications Manager

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Julia Peacock is NADCO’s Marketing and Communications Manager. Ms. Peacock leads the association’s messaging efforts through social media as well as targeted outreach opportunities to further educate stakeholders about the SBA 504 program and CDC industry. She brings her prior knowledge of trade association marketing and received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

Denise Ripley, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Training & Support

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Denise Ripley is NADCO's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Training & Support. Ms. Ripley joined NADCO from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Credit Risk Management, where she worked for Director Brent Ciurlino, the agency’s regulatory chief. Ms. Ripley brings broad knowledge of the SBA to NADCO, the trade industry for SBA loan facilitators known as Certified Development Companies which deliver small business loans including the Real Estate Advantage 504 Loan commercial real-estate finance loan and working capital loans known as Community Advantage. Ms. Ripley previously worked for The UPS Store and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.

Mandy Robertson, Vice President Conferences & Administration

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Mandy Robertson

Ms. Robertson joins NADCO from the Navy League, where as Vice President, Meetings and Events, she led conferences drawing upwards of 12,000 registrants and over 200 exhibiting companies annually. Prior to that, she was Senior Conference Planning and Sales Manager of the Aramark-AED Conference Center, hosting federal and business events including White House and Cabinet officials. Ms. Robertson was the top revenue generator in the organization. She earned her bachelor’s degree and received an MBA from James Madison University.

Wayne Williams, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Training

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Wayne Williams joined the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) in April 2020 as Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Training.  Mr. Williams has over 33 years of experience in commercial banking and small business lending, including extensive expertise in SBA finance programs. Prior to joining NADCO, Mr. Williams served since 1997 as Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer for Business Finance Group, the #1 SBA 504 Certified Development Company in the Mid-Atlantic and a top 20 CDC nationally. Elected to the NADCO Board of Directors in 2015, Mr. Williams became a member of the Executive Committee in 2017 serving as Vice Chair of Regulatory Affairs. He most recently was Vice Chair of Governance. Mr. Williams is a national instructor for NADCO and a former instructor for the Risk Management Association and the American Institute of Banking. Earlier in his career, Mr. Williams served 10 years as a commercial loan officer for regional and national banks in Florida, North Carolina, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Wayne has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduate certificates from the Advanced Management Program of the North Carolina School of Banking and East Carolina University’s RMA Commercial Lending School. SBA’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office recognized Wayne in 2009 as Financial Services Champion of the Year.

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Rhonda Pointon (President & CEO) - Ext. 16
Wayne Williams (Regulatory & Training) - Ext. 15
Mandy Robertson (Events, Website, Membership) - Ext. 18
Denise Ripley (Funding, Regulatory, Training) - Ext. 17
Julia Peacock (Marketing, Communications) - Ext. 19

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