Hanmi Bank welcomes Anna Chung as Executive Vice President and Director of SBA Lending Division. In her new role, Chung will lead the Bank’s SBA Lending Division and will be responsible for managing the nationwide SBA loan production and operations.
C. G. Kum, President and Chief Executive Officer at Hanmi Bank, said they are excited to have Chung in the team. He said, “Her deep-rooted history in the SBA industry and extraordinary track-record of success will enable Hanmi to fulfill its goal to be one of the top SBA lenders.” Kum believes that Chung will help revitalize the Bank’s SBA lending program. He added that Hanmi is a preferred SBA lender and “has a long history of working with small businesses to fund their business needs.”
Prior to joining Hanmi Bank, Chung served the Wilshire Bank as Chief SBA Lending Officer. During that time, Wilshire Bank ranked the 9th largest SBA lender in the nation by lending volume for SBA 7(a) loan in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014. As Chief SBA Lending Officer, she was able to create one of the nation’s top SBA lending teams and a highly efficient process for underwriting SBA loans.
Chung joins Hanmi Bank with 31 years of experience in banking and SBA lending. She has held senior level executive positions with prominent community banks. She completed her SBA training with the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL), a trade association representing lenders that participate in the SBA Program. Currently, she is a member of the Technical Committee and Region IX Liaison Committee of the NAGGL.
About Hanmi Bank
Hanmi Bank is a wholly-subsidiary of Hanmi Financial Corporation headquartered in Los Angeles. It provides services to the multi-ethnic communities of California and operates 27 full-service branch offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange, Santa Clara, and San Diego counties. It specializes in commercial, SBA and trade finance lending. For more information, visit www.hanmi.com.