2015 has been a year of transition for Access Florida Finance Corporation. Our long-term President Mark Scovera resigned in June and having served on the organization’s Board for several years, I was asked to serve as Interim President.
While AFFC has undertaken some aggressive organizational changes, our priority has remained on providing needed access to capital to some fantastic Florida-based businesses. Our clients come from every region of this great State, from Pensacola to Miami. The types of businesses we serve are equally varied — from start-up IT companies to established construction companies, from food-service businesses to manufacturers.
In 2015, AFFC has successfully processed loan packages for more than 20 clients, totaling more than $1 million in funding. Those loans – and our clients – are playing an active role in advancing Florida’s economy, creating and retaining jobs that wouldn’t otherwise exist. To quote a former colleague of mine: that’s good stuff.
We take great pride in our role in supporting the financing needs of Florida’s business community and value the trust our clients have placed in us. As we move into 2016, we wish continued success to each of our clients, and to the wonderfully diverse, exciting and growing business community of this Sunshine State.
Pamela A. Tedesco, Interim-President