Ann Marie Mehlum

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Ann Marie Mehlum
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Associate Adminstrator

Ann Marie Mehlum is the associate administrator of capital access at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Mehlum serves as the SBA's chief loan officer and as a key member of SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet's senior staff. Mehlum oversees SBA programs that provide access to capital for American small businesses, including the Agency's long standing 7a general business loan guarantee program, the 504 Certified Development Company program and the Microloan and Surety Bond Guarantee programs. Mehlum has more than 35 years of banking experience. For a decade, she served as founding president and chief executive officer of Summit Bank in Eugene, Ore. She has served as senior vice president and chief credit administrator of Siuslaw Bank, Florence, Ore.; vice president of Manufacturers Bank in San Francisco and as assistant vice president of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. She served on the FDIC's Advisory Council on Community Banking as a voice for America's community banks, and is a past president of the Oregon Bankers Association. In addition to her roles in the banking community, Mehlum has served on the boards of many non-profit and economic development organizations, including the Oregon Growth Board. Mehlum earned her master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.