Metro Women's Leadership Summit

Ellen McHenry

Ellen McHenry

Ellen has helped transform UCEDC from a one-county agency to the statewide financing resource it is today during her 20-year tenure. She directs the development and administration of several loan and business support programs, financing $9.6 million in 2017 to 61 small businesses. With $40 million under management and a $5 million loan portfolio, Ellen oversees the servicing and stringent compliance for SBA and non-SBA loan products.

Prior to joining UCEDC, Ellen worked in retail banking for twelve years. Her familiarity with commercial lending has helped UCEDC forge strong partnerships with banks and other third-party lenders and has helped maximize the financing opportunities for UCEDC's clients.

Ellen volunteers her time in support of her passion for quality child care for disadvantaged children. She is the board president for Union County's Community Coordinated Child Care (4Cs), a resource and referral agency for state registered child care providers.

Breakout Session

December 31, 6:00pm-6:00pm
Financing Your Business Growth

Entrepreneurs and small business face the age old challenge of gaining access to affordable capital to successfully grow their business. This panel will reveal a myriad of options to finance your business' needs. Whether you need working capital, inventory and equipment, or property acquisition, this panel of experts will share their knowledge and experience in creatively assisting small business access the funding they need for a wide variety of business short-term or long-term needs.