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Gayle Hughes, Partner at Merion, Named as SBIA Chair

SBIA Membership Elects 2022-2023 Officers and Board of Governors

October 3, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association for lower middle market private equity funds and investors, today announced its new 2022-2023 Board of Governors, including our Board Officers, Regional Presidents, At-Large Board Members, and designated Council Chairs. Gayle Hughes, co-founder and Partner of Merion Investment Partners and a member of the Mellon Growth Finance team, is the incoming Chair. Gayle has over 35 years of lending experience and has spent over half of her career working with entrepreneurial firms providing growth capital via leveraged cash flow and mezzanine. She was first elected to the SBIA Board of Governors in 2012 and has previously served our association as President of the Northeast Region, SBIC Council Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair-Elect.

“We’re pleased to welcome our new Board members, all of whom have shown a strong commitment to SBIA over the years,” said SBIA President Brett Palmer. “We are privileged to have at our helm a group of experienced small business professionals from diverse geographies and representing a range of investment strategies. The SBIA Board of Governors is a powerful component of our association’s success, and we rely on the dedication, service and guidance of our members.”

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