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Rose Washington

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Executive Director, TEDC Creative Capital

Rose develops and executes strategies at TEDC that enable small businesses, empower people and build communities. With broad experience creating strategic alliances in diverse communities, she is resourceful, creative and solutions-oriented. Rose's career reflects leadership in banking, government & community relations, higher education, not-for-profit management and board governance. Mission-driven lending and parenting Mariah & Mo are her greatest passions. Rose grew up in Pickens, MS, is a MS State finance graduate (Go DAWGS!) and holds an MBA from Mississippi College.

What are your top three areas of expertise?

  1. Mission-driven business lending
  2. Trusted guidance
  3. Community development strategy & implementation

What's a work tool or ritual that you couldn't live without?


What topics do you enjoy going deep on?

The things bankers fail to tell about traditional small business lending and how to overcome obstacles to secure funds for business start-up and expansion!

Earlier Event: January 23
Jacob Johnson
Later Event: February 6
Elizabeth Green