Seedcopa names John Powers as Credit and Operations Specialist

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

EDITORS: The following information is for immediate release. If you have any questions, please contact Sherwood Robbins, Managing Director, Seedcopa at 610 458-5700.

Commercial underwriter John Powers joins Southeastern Economic Development Company

EXTON _ John Powers has joined the Chester County Economic Development Council to serve as Credit and Operations Specialist for its Certified Development Company affiliate, the Southeastern Economic Development Company of Pennsylvania (Seedcopa). Powers comes to Seedcopa with over 20 years of SBA experience, most recently at National Penn Bank.

With the addition of Powers, Seedcopa’s staff now has a combined 50 years of SBA experience. Powers’ duties at Seedcopa will be focused on underwriting, loan structuring and portfolio management. Powers is a graduate of Kutztown and Bucknell universities with degrees in business administration and commercial lending.

“We are excited to add another talented, experienced SBA professional to our team. John is a true SBA 7a expert and will be a great resource to our partner banks,” said Sherwood Robbins, Managing Director for Seedcopa.


Seedcopa is a 29-year-old private, non-profit company created to address the financing needs of small businesses. Established by the Chester County Economic Development Council, Seedcopa now serves all of Pennsylvania and beyond, featuring federal, state and local loan sources. Representing the SBA’s 504 loan program, Seedcopa is Pennsylvania’s largest Certified Development Company. Seedcopa also offers consulting on government-guaranteed financing to local financial institutions entering the federal loan arena but seeking expert advice on program guidelines. Seedcopa provides these services through a network of partners, consisting of over 40 banks and credit unions, 14 county economic development organizations and numerous professional entities, such as law and accounting firms, and commercial brokers.

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