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Emprise Bank announced that Robin Needham has joined the bank as SVP, Small Business Lending. In this role, Needham will lead SBA lending efforts across the bank including strategic direction and new business generation.
Needham comes to Emprise with valuable experience as a business owner and commercial lender. She entered the banking industry in 2010 and quickly built a stellar reputation in the community as a commercial lender with an emphasis on SBA lending. Most recently, she was VP, Commercial Banking at Simmons Bank. Prior to her banking career, she co-founded three successful businesses.
“We are making SBA lending a priority, and Robin is uniquely qualified to lead our efforts,” said Emprise Bank Chairman and CEO Matt Michaelis. “She has a strong working knowledge of SBA products, as well as more than two decades of experience as a small business owner.”
Michaelis continued, “Robin has an entrepreneurial spirit that business owners can relate to, and she has the financial expertise to help them reach their objectives. Her diverse background and talent will be key to driving SBA growth at Emprise.”
Needham earned her B.S. from the University of Nebraska and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She is active in the Cheney community where she and her husband live.