South Carolina Community Loan Fund (SCCLF) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Chantee Gorie as Midlands Community Development Loan Officer. Chantee joined the organization at the end of April and is based in SCCLF’s Midlands office in Columbia.

As the Midlands Community Development Loan Officer, Chantee is responsible for the growth and management of SCCLF’s loan portfolio in the Midlands as well as business development and program marketing. In this role, she is responsible for providing technical assistance to prospective borrowers and assisting them throughout the lending application process.

Chantee joined SCCLF with experience as a credit analyst with Staples where she worked with their diverse business clients. Chantee’s experience serving diverse small business owners is a welcome addition to the SCCLF Lending Team as they strive to serve an array of borrowers in underserved communities.

“Chantee’s hire presents an exciting opportunity to the Lending Team and SCCLF as a whole,” said SCCLF’s CEO, Michelle Mapp. “In growing our Lending Team, we are increasing our capacity to serve borrowers in every corner of the state by providing the support they need to bring their community development projects to fruition.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve the people of South Carolina by helping to increase the capital investment in communities across the state. This position is a marriage of my experience serving small business owners and my desire to serve the community.”