Women's Yellow Pages of Greater Philadelphia


Leaving my first employer after 15 years to "start over" again.

Lynn Ozer, Executive Vice President, SBA

Susquehanna Bank

159 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 970-4044

HOW CHOSE FIELD: I was an accounting major, but didn't have any job offers. I took the government Professional and Career Exam and got an offer from the US Small Business Administration as a loan officer.

PROUD OF: Becoming the first female Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, a national trade association of institutions participating in government guaranteed lending programs.

I WISH I HAD KNOWN YEARS AGO: Never to fear change as it is the key to opportunities not yet considered.

KEYS TO SUCCESS: Having a dedicated team of experts, being continuously involved in the ever-changing rules and regulations of SBA lending, and loving to help entrepreneurs realize their potential.

LIFE LESSON: Never underestimate your worth.

MOTIVATOR: Helping others achieve their goals.

BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Joe Whalen who taught me to decide if I'd lend my own money to prospects prior to performing financial due diligence.

GREATEST PASSION: My husband and 2 children.

ADVICE TO PASS ON: Go with your gut…it is usually right!

BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Under-promise and over-deliver!