Vice President, Entrepreneurship & Business Development
Stephanie DeVane joined the UEF in December 2013 with responsibility for leading and managing the day-to-day operations of its small business lending program, including underwriting, risk management, and policy oversight. Since March 2015, Ms. DeVane has also served as a management executive for all NUL small business and entrepreneurship programs nationally. The role involves management, oversight, and advocacy on behalf of 13 Entrepreneurship Centers located in critical affiliates. Her division serves as the primary vehicle for the granting of funds, training, and technical assistance provided to these Centers.
For seven years, Ms. DeVane served as associate director of Financial Services for Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) where she was responsible for loan structuring, underwriting, business development, and providing technical assistance services to clients. Before NFF, she worked as an independent consultant providing credit training and risk advisory services to financial institutions and had an extensive career in corporate banking.
Ms. DeVane holds an MBA in finance from the Atlanta University Graduate School of Business Administration and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.