Diane is responsible for implementation of SMIF's loan funds. She brings over 25 years of experience in commercial and agricultural finance to the Foundation. Her expertise in lending and credit analysis has been instrumental in the development and implementation of SMIF's Small-Enterprise Loan Program and the continued execution of the Revolving Loan Program. She joined the Foundation in 2000.
Diane holds a degree in finance from the University of Minnesota. She has supplemented her banking knowledge with several lending courses, as well as graduating from the Upper Midwest Economic Development Course, the Commercial Lending School, graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program and graduate of the Dale Carnegie course.