Falatek Achieves Prestigious Accreditation from NAGGL’s Advanced Lender Diploma Program

Posted on Jan 11th, 2019

Mid Penn Bank Vice President and Director of SBA/Guaranteed Lending Natalie Falatek recently completed coursework associated with the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) Advanced Lender Diploma Program completing the 7A Accreditation. The 7A Accreditation includes several courses, a case study and a knowledge-based exam. All coursework must be completed within three years. Falatek previously completed coursework for the Fundamental Diploma from NAGGL in 2016.

NAGGL serves the government guaranteed lending community, empowering members while meeting their multiple needs.

“We are so very proud of Natalie for having completed this rigorous accreditation process over the past two years,” states Mid Penn Bank President & CEO, Rory Ritrievi. “While completing accreditation, Natalie continued to be the go-to person at Mid Penn Bank in the delivery of this very important product line in partnership with the Small Business Administration. The results of her efforts place Mid Penn Bank among the top SBA Lenders in the SBA District in which it operates. Additionally, this accreditation pursuit places her as one of only 39 people in the country who have ever completed the process. That is certainly rarified air.” Ritrievi goes on to say that, “Natalie has always had a laser focus on delivering her very best and she did so again throughout this process.”

According to NAGGL, the diploma is “one of the most valuable proofs of expertise in SBA lending”. The NAGGL Advanced Diploma Program provides seasoned SBA professionals with a wealth of existing expertise the opportunity to continue their SBA education in a way that will help them meet the increasingly diverse needs of their management and customers in new and innovative ways.

“As SBA Lenders, we must continuously strive to broaden our knowledge so we are able to better assist our small business customers and maintain the integrity of the SBA program,” says Falatek. “I am proud to have achieved the NAGGL 7A Advanced Diploma and look forward to using my new skills to improve and grow Mid Penn Bank’s SBA Loan Program.”

Falatek has been employed by Mid Penn Bank for nearly eight years and has 15 years of financial services experience which includes eight years as a commercial lender and five years of SBA experience.

Mid Penn Bank is committed to providing the best in SBA lending. In addition to Falatek’s recent achievement, Commercial Loan Officer Christyan Devan is currently on pace to complete the NAGGL’s Fundamental Diploma by December 2019.

About Mid Penn

Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPB), headquartered in Millersburg, Pa., has been serving the community since 1868. Mid Penn has 38 retail locations in the state of Pennsylvania and total assets of approximately $2 billion. Its footprint includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Lancaster, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Westmoreland counties. The bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the banking needs of the communities it serves. To learn more about Mid Penn Bank, visit www.midpennbank.com.