Jared Lemmermen, vice president and eligibility and compliance specialist of Crestmark’s Government Guaranteed Lending Division (GGLD), has earned a National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) Fundamental Lender Diploma.

“Our Government Guaranteed Lending Division continues to sustain impressive growth since it was established in 2014,” said Christopher Soupal, GGLD senior vice president. “We have expanded our focus to provide USDA financing for long-term debt projects; and in conjunction with our preferred status as an SBA lender, we are able to help ever-increasing industry segments. Jared’s educational accomplishment will be helpful in structuring SBA loans for our clients. We’re very proud of him.”

Lemmermen completed NAGGL’s Fundamental Lender Diploma Program, which provides industry professionals specialized expertise in U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loan requirements. Lemmerman attended the NAGGL Annual Conference on Small Business Lending in November where he was presented his diploma from NAGGL CEO Tony Wilkinson.

Lemmermen joined the GGLD in April. He previously served as a portfolio management associate at Windsor Advantage and as an accountant at Beene Garter.

The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders serves the needs and represents the interests of the small business lending community that utilizes SBA’s guaranteed government loan programs, specifically 7(a) lending initiatives.