Anna Hamilton Lewin, MSW, Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, has joined the Board of Directors of Business Development Corporation (BDC).
The SCCLF is a 501(c)3 that provides loans, technical assistance and advocacy for affordable housing, community facilities, community businesses and healthy food initiatives through offices in Charleston, Columbia and Spartanburg.
Lewin joined the SCCLF as a program manager and loan officer in 2013 after serving as vice president of community initiatives for the Lowcountry Food Bank. She became the loan fund's Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and the CEO earlier this year.
Lewin has a bachelor's degree in sociology from the College of Charleston and her master's degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. She serves on multiple boards and committees, including with the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless, the South Carolina Food Policy Council and Eat Smart Move More SC.
"The BDC Board of Directors benefits from having multiple perspectives around meeting the capital needs of business borrowers of all kinds across the state. Anna Lewin's experience forging partnerships through the South Carolina Community Loan Fund will help us broaden and deepen our knowledge base," said Peter G. Shand, BDC President and CEO.
"We're excited to have Anna Lewin join the Board of Directors at BDC. Our organizations share a commitment to accessing affordable, innovative financing for community and business development across South Carolina and we're looking forward to her contributions," said Edwin O. Lesley, Chairman and CEO of BDC.
BDC is a non-bank commercial lending company specializing in the U.S. Small Business Administration's 7(a) loan guaranty program and the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).Created by the South Carolina Legislature in 1958 to help foster economic development and job creation, the BDC Board includes many of the state's leading community and commercial bankers and the organization is certified to lend across seven Southeastern states.