2013 Featured Speakers

Lynn Ozer

Lynn Ozer is an executive vice president, Government Lending at Susquehanna Bank, where she manages SBA lending throughout the entire four state footprint. Prior to this, Ozer managed SBA departments at numerous banks. She began her career with a five-year stint at SBA. Ozer is the Chairwoman of NAGGL’s board of directors, serves on NAGGL’s executive board and as Chair Emeritus of the Technical Issues Committee. She has been an instructor for association for eight years. Ozer has sat on the board of directors since 1988 and served as chair of the Region III Liaison Committee and the Membership Committee. She is a past recipient of Philadelphia District’s Crystal Award, SBA’s Financial Services Advocate Award, NAGGL’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Volunteer of the Year Award. She frequently speaks on topics of concern to small businesses for civic groups and entrepreneurial forums.

Bob Coleman

Bob Coleman is Founder and Editor of the Coleman Report, an online media company covering the small business banking industry. He is the nationally recognized expert on small business banking. He is frequent contributor for Fox Business News and has been quoted by all major financial media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN and Bloomberg. He is the author of Money, Money Everywhere and not a drop for Main Street. He earned his MBA from the University of Southern California.

Paul Traub

Paul Traub currently holds the position of business economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where his responsibilities include both research and current analysis. Prior to joining the economic research department of the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company, LLC (ACT Research). Traub retired in 2008 from the position of corporate economist with 25 years of service at Chrysler LLC. He worked in Chrysler’s corporate economist’s office for over 17 of those years where his responsibilities included tracking the economy and forecasting its impact on North American auto sales; supporting new product development; and speaking to auto dealers and numerous professional organizations. His speaking engagements have included the Michigan and Ohio Governors’ Councils of Economic Advisors, the Society of Automotive Analysts Automotive Outlook Conference, the Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security (The Aspen Institute) and the Bear Stearns Global Transport & Logistics Conference. Traub currently is on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Association of Business Economists; is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Society of Automotive Analysts; and has served as an adjunct faculty member and is on the economics department advisory board in the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and an M.B.A. from Oakland University.