March 13, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Solomon Wheeler is currently the Harrisburg Branch Manager for the US Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania office. He works with local and regional banks, chambers of commerce, small business development centers, and economic development organizations to promote US SBA loan guarantee programs, federal contracting opportunities, and technical assistance programs.
Solomon joined the Eastern PA district office as a Lender Relations Specialist in 2013 and has over 20 combined years in commercial lending, small business development, and corporate finance. During his tenure, he also served as the project manager for the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program, a nationwide initiative in the form of a mini-MBA program for small business owners.
He previously served as a Business Opportunity Specialist for the 8 (a) Division of Program Certification and Eligibility. Prior to that, he served as the Finance Director for The Business Center for Entrepreneurship (Philadelphia), a business development and technical assistance organization. He has worked as a commercial lender (Wachovia), finance manager (Coca-Cola), and corporate Senior Auditor (Unisys). He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Jefferson University and a master’s degree in finance and international business from the University of Pittsburgh.