The Gift to Small Banks Everywhere

Early on in 2020 after the launch of the Paycheck Protection Program – the federal government’s massive response to support businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic – Southwestern National Bank in Houston scrambled to provide the loans. “Nobody knew what was going on,” says Jody Lee, chairwoman of the $779 million bank. “No one had done PPP loans before. The government was saying, ‘Banks, we need you to pitch in and help us distribute this money.’” For Southwestern and many other banks, it meant all-hands-on-deck, late nights and work that lasted all weekend. Bankers helped their customers, the nation and their…

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Naomi Snyder


Editor-in-Chief Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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