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Anthony F. Christopher was appointed as Georgia Certified Development Corporation's ("GCDC") 2ndPresident by the Board of Directors.  Mr. Christopher began his new post August 1, 2010.

Mr. Christopher is an experienced professional in the Georgia banking community.  He has spent over thirty years in Finance and Banking with industry leaders such as The Money Store Commercial Mortgage Division, CIT, Lehman Brothers and most recently, Wells Fargo.  

He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Pace University, The Lubin School of Business Administration.  He also earned a Certificate in Metropolitan Banking from The American Institute of Banking.

"We're very pleased and excited that we have a dynamic new president with proven leadership, diverse interests and a strong background.  He possesses not only a passion for lending but the arts and humanities as well," said Margaret McClure, GCDC Board Member and member of the search committee.  "Energetic and engaging, he is ideally suited to marshal the talent and resources of the company to maximize its potential as a competitive Certified Development Company in Georgia."

Commenting about his appointment, Mr. Christopher said, "I am honored and humbled to assume the presidency of this great company.  It is truly one of the best Certified Development Companies in Georgia."

GCDC is justly known for its commitment to the small business community, service to lenders, experience and knowledge of the SBA 504 loan program.