Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation Appoints Banking, Finance and Small Business Development Innovator Quintin Strode to its Board of Directors

Long-standing community advocate joins the South LA organization

LOS ANGELESJune 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) board of directors has awarded an 8e member of the board of the non-profit association, Quentin D. Strode

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center has been serving small businesses and entrepreneurs in South LA for 40 years.  (PRNewsphoto/Vermont Slauson Economic Development Agency)

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center has been serving small businesses and entrepreneurs in South LA for 40 years. (PRNewsphoto/Vermont Slauson Economic Development Agency)

Quentin’s background in executive leadership and small business development provides valuable perspective for the organization, providing business assistance to primarily minority and small businesses in the South Los Angeles region. “His experience working with tech assistance groups to support small and female-owned businesses was also a factor in inviting him to the board of directors,” he emphasized. Kecia WashingtonVSEDC Chairman of the Board.

“We are so happy to have Quentin Strode join the board of directors of Vermont Slauson EDC,” added Kecia. “Mr. Strode brings more than 30 years of experience in executive banking and finance, which will help VSEDC continue its mission to serve South LA businesses and grow the CDFI program.”

Since 2013, Mr. Strode has been Managing Director and Principal for ARTIFEX CAPITAL & ADVISORY, where he acts as owner and uses his knowledge to create innovative business solutions and growth initiatives for boutique farms.

Prior to his current position at ARTIFEX, Strode built a distinguished career as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for US Bank, and Senior Vice President and Regional Executive for Bank of America.

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Agency (VSEDC) is a community-based nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) recognized for its decades of technical and entrepreneurial support to small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in Southern LA. The service VSEDC provides serves to promote community self-sufficiency, facilitate business growth, access to affordable housing, goods and services, and job creation. Let’s strengthen South LA together – get involved in VSEDC youth education and entrepreneurial projects, CDFI programs and fundraising efforts. Your support makes the development and progression of South LA possible. Read more about VSEDC on vsedc.orgfacebook and Twitter

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