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[August 02, 2014]
Urban Partnership Bank names Sweeney as market director in Detroit [Michigan Chronicle (MI)]
(Michigan Chronicle (MI) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) People On The MOVE Levoi K. Brown, chief banking officer of Urban Partnership Bank, announced that Kevin M. Sweeney, 54, formerly a director for the Midwest market with the Nonprofit Finance Fund in Detroit, has joined Urban Partnership Bank as the market director for Detroit Sweeney, an experienced financial services professional, specializing in developing strategic commercial lending relationships, will be responsible for promoting new business opportunities, managing the lending team's performance and strengthening the bank's relationship and network within Detroit's business and non-profit communities.
"Kevin Sweeney brings valuable experience managing diverse relationships, along with a passion for creating economic opportunities that will help us continue building a stronger, healthier Detroit," said Brown. "He will play an important role in developing the opportunities that will accelerate Detroit's revitalization." Prior to the Nonprofit Finance Fund, Sweeney was a vice president, middle relationship manager, with Fifth Third Bank. In that role, he generated new lending and deposit relationships with nonprofit organizations and agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. His extensive career in financial services also includes working on cross-departmental projects, to improve internal processes and developing sales strategies to include the public sector, non-profits, small businesses, and middle-market companies.
Sweeny is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned his MBA from Clark-Atlanta University. He is a member of the Urban Financial Services Coalition and serves on the board at the National Black Child Development Institute.
"I am excited to have this opportunity to expand Urban Partnership Bank's presence in Detroit's urban neighborhoods by taking our mission to market," said Sweeney. "I am excited to serve the community by offering the resources and information that will create jobs, build vibrant neighborhoods and help make Detroit a destination where more people will choose to live, work and do business." (c) 2014 Michigan Chronicle
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