On July 21, we were joined by Chuck Depew from the National Development Council and Michael Powell from Business Impact NW to support businesses with this new loan fund and offer other technical assistance. The webinar also offered a robust Q&A!
Chuck Depew is West Team Leader for the National Development Council, a national nonprofit that provides economic and community development assistance to local governments. For more than 30 years NDC has worked with local jurisdictions on multiple housing and economic development efforts. Chuck provides technical assistance in project finance, development negotiation and housing finance to communities throughout the Northwest, including Utah and Wyoming and Northern California. In addition, he teaches commercial and housing real estate finance nationwide in NDC’s leading training program. Prior to his tenure at NDC, Chuck was Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Seattle. He has over 30 years of experience in public finance, housing, economic and community development. Mr. Depew has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning from the University of California, at Santa Cruz; and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington.
Michael Powell, Interim Chief Lending Officer, Business Impact NW: Over the past 40 years, Michael has spent his career working for various financial institutions in the Pacific Northwest. In his career, Michael has worked as a Business Banking Loan Officer and Credit Administrator for both regional and community banks in the Seattle area. He has also worked for a large, local credit union in the roles of Manager of Business Services, Credit Administrator, and Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Currently Michael has been working at Business Impact NW as a Lending Consultant and Interim Chief Lending Officer.