Mayor Cooper Names LaTanya Channel as Director of Financial Progress and Small Enterprise Improvement

Mayor Cooper Names LaTanya Channel as Director of Financial Progress and Small Enterprise Improvement

At present, Mayor John Cooper named LaTanya Channel as his Director of Financial Progress and Small Enterprise Improvement, efficient October 3. Channel brings practically 30 years of federal and state public service to her new function, and can implement the mayor’s imaginative and prescient for Nashville and Davidson County’s future financial growth.

“We’re thrilled to welcome LaTanya, who will likely be central to advancing a imaginative and prescient for financial growth that works for each neighborhood,” stated Mayor Cooper. “Too many residents are being left behind by the large development we see in our metropolis, and it’s our job to repair that by specializing in inclusion, small companies, making certain alternative reaches our hard-to-employ inhabitants and younger individuals, and that we’re rising the wages of residents who’re already right here working. We’re lucky to have somebody with LaTanya’s expertise and completed observe file to assist us do exactly that.”

Channel joins Mayor Cooper’s workplace after serving the federal authorities within the Small Enterprise Administration – serving because the SBA Tennessee Director for 8 years within the Nashville workplace, which covers the whole state.

“My ardour is discovering inventive methods to make sure everybody advantages from financial growth, particularly small companies, by advancing coverage objectives entered round inclusion and fairness,” stated Channel. “I’m excited to work with Mayor Cooper and throughout Metro to make a significant distinction throughout Nashville.

About LaTanya Channel

Previous to becoming a member of the Cooper crew, Channel served because the SBA Tennessee Director for 8 years on the SBA District Workplace in Nashville – working inside the small enterprise ecosystem to make an impression for not solely small companies, their homeowners, staff, and households however for the group as an entire. LaTanya joined SBA in 2005, after having served on the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington D.C. in administration advisory roles on human assets, giant scale company reorganizations, and department-wide civil rights and EEO issues.

LaTanya is a “Native Washingtonian” – she was born and raised in Washington, DC and has household roots within the South – Southern Maryland – the place her household served as farmers for over 6 generations and lots of nonetheless dwell on the household farm in the present day. After graduating from Rutgers-Newark Faculty of Legislation, LaTanya handed each the Maryland and New Jersey bar exams after which started offering authorized illustration and counsel to small enterprise homeowners.

LaTanya earned a Bachelor of Arts diploma from Claremont McKenna School, in Claremont California and her legislation diploma from Rutgers College Faculty of Legislation-Newark.