American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers Elects New Members to Board of Directors
MAY 11, 2023 - 6:48 am
The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers elected Kalah Sprabeary, CLFP, owner and president of HUB Funding Solutions, to the role of vice president of its board of directors while electing Katie Baker, CLFP, president of MC2 Finance, as a director at large and re-electing Michael Hong, president of Taycor Financial, to another term as director at large. Sprabeary, Baker and Hong will begin service in these positions immediately.
“I am excited to welcome our newest member of the board of directors. Katie is an outstanding addition to the board and will bring valuable perspectives, ideas and energy,” Teresa Cranney, president of the AACFB and customer finance analyst at American Financial Partners, said. “I also want to thank AACFB past president Carrie Radloff, CLFP, for her dedication and service to the AACFB as she completes her term on the board. Carrie has been an exceptional contributor to this association.”
The 2023-2024 AACFB board of directors includes:
President – Teresa Cranney, American Financial Partners
President-Elect – Roderick Knoll, CLFP, Marathon Commercial Capital
Vice President – Kalah Sprabeary, CLFP, HUB Funding Solutions
Secretary/Treasurer – Leslie Brown, CLFP, Mak Global Corporation
Past President – Laura Estrada, Preferred Capital Funding
Katie Baker, CLFP, MC2 Finance
Michael Hong, Taycor Financial
Kortney Murray, Coastal Kapital
Baker started in the finance world as a finance manager for Volvo Trucks North America (aka Arrow Truck Sales) in Cincinnati, OH. After building a relationship with lenders, Baker worked for a subprime commercial lender to build the company’s reach throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast. Having insight and direct experience in all aspects of the commercial loan process, Baker then founded MC² Finance. Prior to her career in finance, she worked in IT and healthcare.
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