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Insights from the Field
Perspectives from Leading Practitioners and Researchers


Reflecting on 2010, Looking at 2011
Perspectives from Small Business and Entrepreneurship Leaders Across the Eleventh District of the Federal Reserve System

John Broussard
Business and Cooperative Programs Director
Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Gary L. Lindner
President and Chief Executive Officer
Theresa Acosta Lee
Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
Texas Mezzanine Fund
El Paso
Terri Reed
Project Director
El Paso Minority Business Enterprise Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Phillip C. Silva, District Director, and
Adrian Madrigal Business Development Specialist
El Paso District Office,
U.S. Small Business Administration
Marlon Mitchell
Executive Director
Houston Business Development Inc.
San Antonio
Janie Barrera 
President and Chief Executive Officer

ACCION Texas–Louisiana

Insights from Leading Researchers in the Field: October 2010

  • Magnus Lofstrom
    Fact or Fallacy: Can Self Employment Improve Economic Opportunities for Low-Skilled Workers?
    Podcast  | Transcriptoff-site
  • Lisa Servon
    Healthy Businesses, Healthy Communities: Identifying and Responding to Local Small Business Challenges
    Podcast  | Transcriptoff-site
  • Robert Fairlie
    Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Minority Small Business Performance Disparities
    Podcast  | Transcriptoff-site

Insights in Fourth Quarter 2009
Entrepreneurship in the Changing Economy: From Survival to Sustainability
Perspectives from National, State and Local Leaders

National and State  
Robert E. Litan
Vice President
Research and Policy
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundationoff-site
Elaine Edgcomb
Aspen Institute
Penny K. Pickett
Associate Administrator
Entrepreneurial Development
U. S. Small Business Administrationoff-site
Cathy Swain
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Commercial Development
Office of Research and Technology Transferoff-site
The University of Texas System
Karl Zavitkovsky
Economic Development, City of Dallas
Cynthia L. Blankenship
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer
Bank of the West
Theresa Acosta Lee
Chief Lending Officer and Vice President
Texas Mezzanine Fund, Inc.
Gary L. Lindner
Chief Operating Officer
Richard A. Huebner
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Houston Affiliate
Bridget Ross
Loan Officer
Winston Labbé
Vice President
Amegy Bank
Marlon D. Mitchell
Executive Director
Houston Business Development, Inc.
Jacqueline Taylor
Associate Region Director
University of Houston Small Business Development Center Network
San Antonio  
Blake Hastings
Vice President in Charge
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch
Annie Uribe Turner
Vice President and Business Banking Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
Margo Weisz
Executive Director
Sandra Zayas
Corporate Trainer/Loan Officer

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