Shanna McClearn

Director of Small Business Programs

Shanna recently joined the City First Enterprises team to direct small business lending and grants management, organizing all small business functions under her leadership.  Previously, she was the Director of Sales & Partnerships with Accion Opportunity Fund, a nationwide CDFI small business lender. For nearly 8 years, Shanna worked with partner organizations to provide technical assistance, coaching, and affordable financing to minority and women entrepreneurs who did not qualify for bank or SBA financing.

Earlier in her career, Shanna co-founded a tech start-up and worked with several regional and large banks as a commercial loan portfolio manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego and a master’s of business administration from Penn State University.