Ann Marie Mehlum currently serves as the SBA’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Capital Access (OCA). The Associate Administrator for OCA is a member of the senior leadership team at the SBA and is responsible for balancing the need to make capital available to small businesses with the obligation to provide appropriate monitoring and oversight to protect taxpayer dollars and ensure program sustainability. As the Associate Administrator, Ann Marie oversees the operation of a network of programs and services, such as its 7(a) and 504 loan programs, that make capital available to small business borrowers, working primarily through financing partners to reach those seeking to start new businesses or expand existing enterprises.
Ann Marie joins the SBA with more than 35 years of banking experience. Since 2003, she has served as the CEO and Director of Summit Bank in Eugene, OR. Prior to joining Summit, Ann Marie worked at Suislaw Bank, Manufacturers Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. She also was the Chief Financial Officer of Bit-by-Bit Computers. Additionally, she is a Past President of the Oregon Bankers Association, past member of the Community Banker’s Advisory Council to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and has served in governance roles for many non-profit, charitable organizations.
Ann Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Business Administration degree with a Finance concentration from the University of California, Berkeley.