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Nasibu Sareva

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Joining ADC in 2006, Nasibu has held positions from Business Lender to Chief Financial Officer. As a long-time member of the ADC management team, he displayed substantial insight and direction regarding the operations of ADC. He takes a vision and makes it ...

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Christine Lukudu

Program Manager - Business Development Department / Portfolio

Christine Lukudu has an MBA from the University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and a BSc. in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya).  With a passion for people’s advancement and...

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Abdirizak Jama

Loan Officer / Business Advisor

Abdirizak worked for the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, Minnesota. He brings a diverse range of experience in client case management, loan processing, entrepreneurial classroom planning and teaching, technical assistance, and more...

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Ayan Abdinur

Program Manager – Housing and Financial Education Department

Raised and educated in Rochester and Mankato, Ayan comes to ADC with an impressive history of community organizing...

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Habtamu Gana

SBA Microloan Program Manager / Housing & Financial Ed. Program Assistant Manager

Before joining ADC, Habtamu worked for Associated Bank, N.A - Minneapolis, Minnesota where he gained his fifteen years of banking, sales, operations, and customer experience.

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Denise Favors

Lender Service Provider / SBA CA 7(a) Loan Program

Denise Favors is retired from Federal Government’s Small Business Administration after 33 years of service in finance. She is currently launching SBA Community Advantage Loan Program at ADC. Ms. Favors formerly served as a member of ...

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Rich Thomasgard

Property & Projects Manager

A longtime employee with ADC, Rich was a crucial component to the purchase and renovation of our headquarters property, and acts as our Property Manager.  Rich brings over 30 years of successful community development experience to the organization, with a focus on developing and improving commercial real estate properties.

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Abdirahin Hussen

Regional Manager - Central Minnesota

With an education in Accounting from Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN and Business Administration from India’s Mysore University, Abdi’s experiences include maintaining quotas and budgets as well as recruiting and training personnel.

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Jacqueline (AKA Jackie) Schell

Communications & Fund Development manager

Jackie spent the last year (September 2018 - 2019) at ADC as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She now joins the team as the Communications and Fund Development Manager. Jackie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota

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Shonni Krengel

Program Administrator / Community Development Specialist

Shonni Krengel is currently working as ADC Program Administrator / Community Development Specialist as of September 9, 2020. She spent the last year (September 2019 - 2020) at ADC as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She a recent graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor's in ...

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In Memoriam Hussein Samatar

Founder, African Development Center of Minnesota

Hussein Samatar was the Founding Executive Director of the African Development Center. In this capacity, he created several culturally-targeted alternative finance products, and was frequently engaged to address financial, governmental, and other community institutions on the topic of building wealth in emerging markets. Mr. Samatar regularly participated in broader conversations that address existing and emerging economic development issues that impact new American communities. He also provided timely analysis on entrepreneurship and small business development in immigrant communities.

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