We are pleased to announce the addition of two new employees to the SBA Wichita District Office staff. Doug Clary and Janelle Jones, both Lender Relations Specialists, come to us from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development.
Doug brings with him over 20 years Federal experience, all of which is related to either the processing or servicing of various government financing programs and the marketing of these programs.
As a Lender Relations Specialist, Doug will be responsible for assisting lenders with questions on the various SBA Loan programs and promoting the use of these programs.
Most recently, Doug was employed by USDA Rural Development, where he held the title of Area Specialist, working for both the Manhattan and Newton offices. In this capacity, Doug was responsible for the processing of loans and grants in both the Business Programs and the Community Facilities program areas, and was instrumental in helping to grow both of these program areas exponentially. Prior to Rural Development, Doug was employed with the SBA here in Wichita. His primary duties were in the Portfolio Management Division where he was responsible for the servicing and liquidation of SBA loans.
Prior to starting his federal career, Doug spent more than 15 years in commercial banking, ascending to the title of Vice President of an $800MM institution. The majority of his banking career was spent on the lending side. Doug is a lifelong resident of Kansas and a graduate of Wichita State University with a BS in Business Administration.
Janelle Jones is the new Administrative Officer/Lender Relations Specialist in the Wichita District Office. Janelle has been a Federal employee for 7 years; previously employed by USDA Rural Development as an Area Technician in Newton, Kansas and in North Fort Myers, Florida. She was responsible for the processing of Single Family Housing loans as well as Business Programs and some Community Facilities programs. Janelle also serviced Single and Multi-Family Housing loans and Business loans. In addition to the Program duties, she was also responsible for the administrative duties in the office.
Prior to Federal service Janelle was employed at Keesler Federal Credit Union in Biloxi, Mississippi for 13 years. Starting as a Teller and working her way up to Branch Manager.
Janelle is a member of the Wichita Elks Lodge. She and her husband Duane are natives of Ocean Springs, MS and have one child and two grandchildren.