Rose Marie Drake
7(a) Program Division Chief, U S Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access
Rose Marie’s tenure at SBA dates back to 2013 with a short break in service.
She has served as the State of Georgia Deputy District, Supervisory Lender Relations Specialist and Lender Relations Specialist in the Philadelphia District Office.
Prior to rejoining SBA in October 2019, she was the Senior Vice President, Senior Business Development Officer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch covering five (5) markets in the Southeast.
Rosemarie has over 25 years’ experience in commercial lending, complex credit, and financial analysis, entrepreneurship and serving on advisory boards for non profit entities focused on lending to under served markets.
She is a graduate of Temple University’s school of Business and attended Kentucky State University in the Whitney Young Honors Program. Rosemarie is an active member of the Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. She is a native of Philadelphia, PA.