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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SBA504Loan–Florida First Capital is pleased to announce that Fausto Gomez has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. He joins eight other prominent executive volunteer members who oversee the company’s strategic growth and finances and have 127 years of combined service to the organization.

Mr. Gomez is President of Gomez Barker Advisors, a Miami-based consulting firm. He previously founded and managed Gomez Barker Associates, a government relations and public affairs consulting firm, for 38 years.

Prior to that, Mr. Gomez served as Director of Legislative Relations for Florida International University and as Chief of Staff to former City of Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre. Mr. Gomez is well known and respected for his significant and successful experience at the intersection of business and government.

Florida First Capital Finance, now in its 37th year, is a private, nonprofit and federally regulated Certified Development Company that promotes economic development and job creation throughout Alabama (dba First Capital Finance), Florida and South Georgia.

Under the Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan Program, Florida First Capital works with private-sector commercial lenders to provide growing and expanding small businesses with below-market, fixed interest rate, long-term financing for the purchase of capital assets, such as owner-occupied commercial real estate and/or fixed heavy duty machinery and equipment.

“Adding to our board with the vast talents of Mr. Gomez will assist us tremendously in furthering the company’s core mission of economic development and job creation as well as with our ongoing growth and expansion efforts throughout the Southeast,” said Todd Kocourek, President & CEO of Florida First Capital. “We welcome and look forward to working with Mr. Gomez.”

“I am honored to serve on the board of this amazing organization and excited to work with fellow board colleagues to advance the company’s charge of mission based small business lending,” said Gomez.

For more information about SBA 504 loans in Alabama, Florida or South Georgia, contact Florida First Capital by visiting www.504.LOAN, emailing [email protected] or calling 850.681.3601 or toll-free at 800.504.LOAN.


Todd Kocourek, President & CEO

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation

Phone: 850.681.3601 or 800.504.LOAN

E-mail: [email protected]