Julie Cripe has been instrumental in launching Bank OZK Government Guaranteed Lending (GGL) Division. She has assembled a team of some of the top SBA and government guaranteed experts in the country – all working to give small businesses better access to capital. The Division saw a 100 percent increase in loans over the previous year, and it is growing more each month.
“As my reputation for enabling small businesses to get a loan increased, so did my referrals,” she said.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Cripe, the president of the Government Guaranteed Lending Division, was honored as one of Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business. She was recognized among the city’s most successful female business leaders as an “outstanding leader in finance” at the event’s award gala and will be featured in a special publication in the October 4 issue.
“Throughout her career, Julie has been a constant champion of the small business community in Houston and in the communities across Bank OZK’s footprint,” said John Jenkins, regional director of community banking for Arkansas and Texas. “She is a relationship-focused leader, a strong mentor, and an advocate of small businesses. Her passion, dedication and experience are a huge asset to our bank and our small business customers.”
To read more about Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business, please click here.