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Bridget Ross serves as Director for Prairie View A&M University Small Business Development Center (PVAMU SBDC) where her responsibilities include helping entrepreneurs and small business owners obtain financing, develop marketing strategies, improve productivity and profitability.  Prior to joining PVAMU SBDC, she served as the Houston Region loan officer for PeopleFund, a non-profit 501(c) (3), Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), based in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Ross was responsible for expanding PeopleFund in the Houston, TX area by developing partnerships, new client relationships and structuring loans that had community impact and outreach. She also served as a loan officer for four years at ACCION Texas (now known as Lift Fund). Mrs. Ross has over 30 years of service in the financial services industry serving as a Regional Vice President for a major financial institution, Branch Manager and mortgage loan officer for a mortgage banker and currently Broker of record of her real estate brokerage. She has served on several advisory boards in the Houston area and partners with many financial institutions, Economic Development Corporations, Chambers of Commerce, Commercial and Residential Brokers to help educate entrepreneurs and small business community in various fields such as loan packaging, financial reviews, marketing and community development. Mrs. Ross holds a Master of Science in Community Development (M.CD) from Prairie View A & M University.

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