Marni recently joined WEV as the Director of Lending, however she spent many years on the Board of Directors and is very passionate about WEV’s mission. Marni has over 24 years’ experience in community banking and lending in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Her passion is working with small business owners to help them achieve success and sustainability.
Marni graduated from UCSB with a degree in English Literature. She completed the California Bankers’ Association’s Commercial Lending School as well as the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Marni has extensive experience in small business and commercial lending, and has also volunteered as a member of the loan committee for the Economic Development Collaborative. Marni is passionate about the community and is involved in numerous community based organizations in Ventura County.
Marni will be focused on growing the loan program by increasing awareness, deepening relationships with community partners and communicating the importance of capital in establishing and growing small businesses.