Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

New CEO of PeopleFund To Discuss Small Business Loan Programs on August 30 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on August 28, 2010

Gary Lindner will discuss the lending, economic development and affordable housing programs of Austin, Texas based community development financial institution PeopleFund on the August 30 edition of Economic Perspectives, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. on KAZI 88.7 FM.  Since starting in 1994, PeopleFund has invested over $21 million in the Austin area with over 63 percent of its business loans being made to minority-owned businesses.  Listen live online at kazifm.org.

Gary Lindner

Lindner was recently appointed president and CEO of PeopleFund after serving six years as chief operating officer of San Antonio, Texas based microlender AccionTexas.  During his tenure at AccionTexas, he helped to quadruple its loan portfolio to $30 million with 86 percent of the loans going to minority-owned businesses.  Linder also helped establish AccionTexas’  U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program.  A retired Air Force colonel, Lindner is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Auburn University.

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