Technical Assistance


Samantha Asker

Promoting Success: Best Practices for Highlighting SSBCI Programs
Tuesday March 12 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Outreach Manager
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Sam is a member of Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Outreach Team. As an Outreach Manager, Sam supports jurisdictions participating in the SSBCI to maximize the impact of the program. Previously, Sam served as Director of Small Business Policy for the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this role, she worked with equitable opportunity stakeholders and small business associations, and used data from other jurisdictions to develop small business policy and program recommendations to the EOHED Secretary and Governor Baker, including leading the design of the Commonwealth’s SSBCI strategy. Prior to her state service, Sam was on the development team at Accion East/Ascendus (a NY-based CDFI); completed a Masters in Public Policy & Management at King’s College London; and served on the investor relations team at Boston Community Capital/BlueHub Capital (a Boston-based CDFI).

Mitchell Smith

Promoting Success: Best Practices for Highlighting SSBCI Programs
Tuesday March 12 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Leveraging SSBCI for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Tuesday May 7 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Enhancing SSBCI Impacts in Indian Country
Tuesday July 2 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Filling the Gaps with the Suite of SSBCI Technical Assistance Programs
Tuesday August 27 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Maximizing SSBCI's Impact in Rural America
Tuesday October 29 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Senior Director, Government & External Affairs
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Mitchell Smith is the Senior Director of Government and External Affairs at the Council of Development Finance Agencies.
Previously, Mitchell worked for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission on the education research team and served as the committee staffer for the House of Representatives Primary and Secondary Education Committee. There, Mitchell drafted legislation and completed legal research on behalf of the Ohio General Assembly.

A native of Bentonville, Arkansas, Mitchell attended the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, where he received his B.A. in American Studies and Political Science in 2009 and was a punter for the Razorbacks. He went on to complete his M.A. in American History and then relocated to Ohio University to complete a Ph.D. in American History. His specialization is in American diplomatic history, politics, and culture.

Madeline Wilson

Promoting Success: Best Practices for Highlighting SSBCI Programs
Tuesday March 12 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Manager, Marketing & Communications
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Madeline is the Marketing & Communications Manager at the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). Madeline is responsible for working with fellow CDFA team members to coordinate and execute the organization’s various activities related to outreach, marketing, communication, and quality control. This includes the development and management of communication policies, collateral, social media affiliations, and networking opportunities.
Prior to joining CDFA, Madeline worked as a content writer for a small social media company. Madeline received a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University, Oxford in English, with a minor in Social Justice Studies, and an Associate of Science from Zane State College.

CDFA National Sponsors

  • BNY Mellon
  • Bricker Graydon LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Business Oregon
  • CohnReznick
  • Frost Brown Todd LLP
  • Grow America | Formerly NDC
  • Hawes Hill and Associates LLP
  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Kutak Rock LLP
  • McGuireWoods
  • MuniCap, Inc.
  • NW Financial Group, LLC
  • PGAV Planners, LLC
  • Raza Development Fund
  • SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • Z. The Bond Buyer
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