Renee Howard (Assistant Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer)
Renee Howard started in banking in 1999 as a teller, throughout the years she has worked in various positions in retail operations and then wanted to diversify her skills in lending within banking. In 2004, Renee was exposure to business lending and then in 2008 she landed into the Small Business Administration (SBA) and realized quickly helping small business owners to operate and grow was her passion. In 2017 Renee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a focus in accounting to again push her skill set. The education Renee received pushed her out of her comfort zone and gave her confidence to grow rapidly in SBA Lending. Since Renee is a product of always reaching to the next level that got her to be independent and land an amazing career her other passion is to encourage and educate young girls and women to learn they CAN achieve whatever their dreams may be. Renee is involved with the San Luis Obispo Soroptimsit group a Non-Profit that supports girls and women and currently sits as the Vice President. When Renee isn’t working in the SBA Department or active in participating in Soroptimist, she loves to enjoy the beautiful Central Coast and being outdoors enjoying hikes, wineries or hanging at the beach.