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Janie Barrera

President and CEO
San Antonio, Texas

Janie Barrera Janie Barrera joined the San Antonio Branch board in 2012.

Barrera is founding president and CEO of LiftFund, formerly known as Accion Texas Inc.

LiftFund is the largest nonprofit micro- and small-business lender in the United States. The organization provides loans and management training to enterprises, from startups to long-established businesses and operates in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

Prior to establishing Accion Texas, Barrera was marketing division chief for the U.S. Air Force's Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Agency. She also has served on the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council.

Advocate of the Year and Minority Enterprise Development Consortium's Corporate Advocate of the Year.

She received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi and a master's degree in business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.

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