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Ashley Bell

Co-Founder and General Counsel, National Black Bank Foundation

Ashley is the co-founder and General Counsel for the National Black Bank Foundation and the $250 million Black Bank Fund, and in this role, facilitated the refinance of the construction loan for the Emory Sports Medicine Complex with a syndicate of Black-owned banks. The $35 million loan marks the first time a professional sports franchise has had a significant loan underwritten exclusively by Black banks. Previously, he served as the White House Policy Advisor for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Southeastern United States. In these dual roles, Ashley led entrepreneurship policymaking at the White House, and execution of those policies for underserved communities, minorities, and women at SBA. Ashley worked closely with venture capital funds, qualified opportunity zone funds, and traditional lenders to leverage public and private resources to support economic growth in underserved communities and worked directly with entrepreneurs to create strategies to leverage local, state, and federal incentives. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Valdosta State University and a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Louisiana State University.

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