Kevin B. Kimble, Esq., Founder & Director of Policy Development
As Co-Founder of FSIC, Mr. Kimble brings over 20 years of experience and success in political affairs and lobbying to the FSIC team. Kevin is an expert at building and managing relationships with senior level government officials, key members of trade association/think tanks, and community organizations. As the principal of the KBK Consulting Group, Mr. Kimble has acted as the lead lobbyist for an international Financial Services firm and is the DC Bureau Chief for a prominent international civil rights organization. He also acts as the lead Relationship Manager for multiple small businesses, trade organizations, and community groups located in the US. Mr. Kimble holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Rosemary Morgan, President
Ms. Morgan has been involved with FISC since inception. She has collaborated with members of FISC to address both commercialization opportunities and barriers to market strength in lending opportunities. She has been the President of Truss Consultants for more than 11 years and continues to serve as the Operations Manager and Senior Advisor. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) she has worked with various businesses to transition programs from initiation to contract closure and is proficient in a wide-range of contract administration functions. She led several Government Contracting Exploratory Workshops and relationship building sessions that led to the formation of joint venues and has assisted various Contracting Officers with pre-RFP deployment opportunities. She holds a B.S. in Business Management, an A.S in Accounting, as well as multiple certifications in business process improvement tools.
Brady Buckner, Director of Development
Mr. Buckner was recognized by his peers and appointed as the Director of Development for FSIC in 2013. Brady believes strongly in FSIC’s mission and hopes to have a significant role in solving some of the most serious financial services lending issues that face our country today. Formerly a VP of Sales and Marketing for Alliance Capital, an Investment Analyst with the Consulting Group at Smith Barney, an Account Executive with CIBC Oppenheimer, a Senior Financial Sales Consultant with PNC Bank, and an RIA Administrator with Pacific West Financial, Brady brings a wealth of financial services industry experience to the FSIC team. Brady holds a B.S. in Business from Montana State University.
Antoine Smith, FSIC Board of Advisors
As a result of 2 decades of experience in the private capital markets, and having facilitated and funded over $373 Million in commercial finance transactions; Antoine Smith is passionate about the small to medium-sized business sector. According to data from various reports, including the 2016 Census Bureau, the Federal Reserve Survey of Small Business Finance, and the Kauffman Foundation, small to medium-sized businesses or T 31 businesses are more reliant on their own investments in their businesses because access to capital from external resources are impossible to come by. As a matter of fact, 15 Percent of small to medium-sized businesses are deemed “credit invisible,” meaning that they have no or limited credit history. Antoine Smith has dedicated the remainder of his private capital markets career to being a staunch advocate and promoter of clear and more obtainable paths to access capital. As Innovation Partner and Member of the FSIC (Financial Services Innovation Coalition) Board Of Advisors and its CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) Antoine has created the following programs within the CDFI to open up access to capital in the urban and rural poverty markets concentration:
- Vendor or Project Management of Various UST (U S Trade) Financial Programs
- Educational Platforms to Increase Knowledge and Exposure For Increased Participation For A Greater Share Of New Market Tax Credit Allocations
- Increased Local and National Financial Inclusion Programs (i.e. Ac-Cap Program for Operating Capital to Support Small to Medium-Sized Business Contractors)
- Advocate and Lobby for Greater CRA (Community Re-Investment Act) Participation Amongst Regional Banks
- Create and Drive Financial Literacy Initiatives