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Nasibu Sareva

Executive Director

Joining ADC in 2006, Nasibu has held positions from Business Lender to Chief Financial Officer. As a long-time member of the ADC management team, he displayed substantial insight and direction regarding the operations of ADC. He takes a vision and makes it ...

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Denise Favors

Lender Service Provider / SBA CA 7(a) Loan Program

Denise Favors is retired from Federal Government’s Small Business Administration after 33 years of service in finance. She is currently launching SBA Community Advantage Loan Program at ADC. Ms. Favors formerly served as a member of ...

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Abdulmalik Musoke

Program Manager - Business Development

Abdulmalik works closely with the Executive Director in the following areas – budgeting, accounting, auditing, internal control policies, and generating quarterly reports to the board. Manages over $7 Million microloan portfolio, over 170 active clients and provides TA and Training to clients.

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Emma Kasiga

Program Manager - Housing & Financial Education

After graduating from Waldorf College (Forest City, Iowa) with a BA in Business Management, Emma spent early years of her career in youth ministry, directing an overseas community service program. Emma traded youth ministry in exchange for financial industry when she returned back to school.

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Ayan Abdinur

Program Administrator & Regional Manager – Southern Minnesota

As the Emerging Markets Manager for the Rochester office, is the primary point person for all of ADC’s programs and activities in the Southern Minnesota region. Raised and educated in Rochester and Mankato, Ayan comes to ADC with an impressive history of community organizing ...

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Rich Thomasgard

Property & Projects Manager

A longtime consultant with ADC, Mr. Thomasgard was a crucial component to the purchase and renovation of our new facility. He now joins us as a full-time employee working in the areas of real estate and business development. Most importantly he is instrumental in lending, collections and helps ...

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Abdirahin Hussen

Regional Manager - Central Minnesota

With an education in Accounting from Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN and Business Administration from India’s Mysore University, Abdi’s experiences include maintaining quotas and budgets as well as recruiting and training personnel.

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Aja McCullough Beers

Fund Development Manager

Aja McCullough Beers has helped raise the profiles of several social service and arts nonprofits in the Twin Cities, most recently serving as Director of Development and Communications for Emma Norton Services.

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In Memoriam Hussein Samatar

Founder, African Development Center of Minnesota

Hussein Samatar was the Founding Executive Director of the African Development Center. In this capacity, he created several culturally-targeted alternative finance products, and was frequently engaged to address financial, governmental, and other community institutions on the topic of building wealth in emerging markets. Mr. Samatar regularly participated in broader conversations that address existing and emerging economic development issues that impact new American communities. He also provided timely analysis on entrepreneurship and small business development in immigrant communities.

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