Management Team

The SomerCor management team is made up of a talented and experienced group of banking, small business lending and economic development professionals. SomerCor has been a leading SBA lender for more than 29 years and has an A+ Better Business Bureau accreditation. Our experience and expertise along with our commitment to mission and impact, drives our focus on delivering quality service to our borrowers, lending partners and clients.


Manuel Flores, JD

President & CEO

Mickey Maslic

Executive Vice President

Elisabeth Williams

Senior Vice President
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Amber Smith

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Small Business Grant Programs

Silvia Orozco

Vice President, Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Program Director

Reuben Waddy

Vice President, Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) Program Director

SBA 504

Margaret Griffin

Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

Debra Morack

Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Closing

David Sommers

Executive Vice President, Loan Servicing Director

Board of Directors

The SomerCor Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse and dynamic group of senior level professionals and entrepreneurs. They bring banking, finance, economic development, real estate, legal, marketing, accounting and fintech expertise. Our Board provides corporate governance oversight and helps shape the SomerCor strategic vision – they are committed to increasing access to capital for small businesses throughout Illinois.

Margy Sweeney

Founder & CEO

Thomas Huffman

Vice Chairman
Executive Vice President, Wintrust SBA Lending
Wintrust Community Banks

Jon Winick

Chairman Emeritus
Chief Executive Officer
Clark Street Capital

Dean Avdalas

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending
Byline Bank

Jeffrey Bronswick

Bronswick Benjamin P.C.

James Bruno

Vice President, Area Manager
JPMorgan Chase

Brian Burke

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Old National Bank

Manuel Flores

President & CEO

Michael Martino

Head of Chicago Emerging Middle Market Banking
Fifth Third Bank

Erica McPherson

Michael Plumb

Lee & Associates of Illinois, LLC

William W. Towns, PhD, MBA

National Market President for Community Revitalization and Public Housing
Gorman & Company

Julie Winterbauer

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Member Relations
Illinois Bankers Association

Simon Yohanan

Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Middle Market Banking
First Bank Chicago