Wisconsin District Office–February 25, 2022

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Gayle Roenbaugh SBA Export Trade Manager for WI and IL

Meet Gayle Roenbaugh, SBA’s Export Finance Manager for Wisconsin and Illinois

Gayle Roenbaugh is the Export Development Finance Manager with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Working closely with the network of SBA field offices and SBA’s Office of International Trade (OIT),she provides international trade and export finance expertise to small business exporters and lendingcommunities to deliver them effective export results.

Gayle works with SBA-staffed U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEAC) to educate small business exporters,their lenders and trade related organizations on trade finance products through market knowledge,financing options and trade connections. She also provides insights into SBA’s trade policy and market
developments in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Prior to joining SBA, Gayle held senior roles at Export Development Canada (EDC),  HSBC Bank’s Global Trade & Receivables Finance RBS Group, PNC and JPMorgan Chase. Gayle is also a Certified International Credit Professional and Licensed Customs Broker. She is currently Co-Chair of the Banker’s Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) Structured Trade & Export FinanceCommittee, while also serving on the Planning Committee for BAFT’s Annual Trade Finance Conference andwas an Executive Committee member of the Illinois District Export Council.

Gayle Roenbaugh

Export Finance Manager – Illinois, Wisconsin

Office: (312) 886-0409

Mobile: (202) 941-8085


For lenders interested in SBA’s export finance programs, contact Gayle or Ellie Berg, SBA Wisconsin’s District International Trade Office at elvira.berg@sba.gov

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7(a) Loan Increase Requests

Updated 7(a) Loan Increase Guidance

Revised guidance on requests for 7(a) loan increases to loans approved on or before December 27, 2020 

Procedural Notice 5000-829036 revises previous guidance, and outlines that lenders may request an increase to a 7(a) loan approved before December 27, 2020 provided the loan either has received all Section 1112 payments for which it was eligible or that the loan was not eligible to receive any Section 1112 payments.  This notice went into effect February 16, 2022. 

Webinar – The SBA Loan Program Overview (Hosted by SBA Indiana)


Looking for ways to grow your small business client list? SBA can help! 

When?  You choose!   

As an SBA lender, you can offer SBA-backed funding to small businesses which can increase your lending portfolio at minimal risk. During this training you will learn: 

  • Why to use the SBA backed loan programs 
  • Where to get an SBA backed loan 
  • Who is eligible for SBA backed loans 
  • What criteria does the SBA evaluate 
  • How lenders request an SBA guaranty 

Registration is required, so choose your date and sign up today. A link to the webinar, along with reminders, will be emailed after registration. You can also access class on the day of the event you chose by typing https://bit.ly/SBALenderTrainingLink into your web browser. See you there! 

Connect Call Schedule for 2022

2022 Connect Call Schedules

Tuesdays, 2-3:30 pm CT

504 Connect schedule:

7a Connect schedule:

SBA Wisconsin Lender Relations Specialist Contacts

Eastern Wisconsin: Ellie Berg– elvira.berg@sba.gov

Western Wisconsin: Chris Dedrick– christena.dedrick@sba.gov

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