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Profile | Hilda Kennedy – Founder/President of AmPac Tri State CDC

Profile | Hilda Kennedy – Founder/President of AmPac Tri State CDC

Hilda Kennedy is Founder/President of AmPac Tri State Certified DevelopmentCompany (CDC) in Grand Terrace, California. Prior to establishing AmPac, Kennedy worked in local government for the City of Inglewood, as Chief of Staff to the Mayor, Executive Assistant to the City Manager and Economic Development Director. As Economic Development Director, Kennedy established a $45 Million loan fund, leveraging Department of Housing and Urban Development funds with matching bank funds, to provide financing to businesses in the community.

Kennedy serves as President of NAWBO-IE; is the immediate past President of NAWBO-CA, and has served as Director of Public Policy for NAWBO-CA. She is on the Board of Trustees of California Baptist University, Riverside and the Board of Directors of California Small Business Association. Hilda Kennedy is passionateabout her family and her faith. She loves walking and hiking and hovering around the word of God with her women’s Bible study class.

AmPac Tri State CDC – Quick Facts
• Founded in 2007, AmPac was named SBA 504 Lender of the Year by the SBA Orange County and Inland Empire District.
• Since its inception, AmPac has funded 223 businesses with greater than $423 million in loans, creating more than 1800 new jobs throughout the state.
• As SBA’s first faith based CDC in the country, with a diverse Pastor’s Advisory Committee, AmPac seeks to lead SBA efforts to connect faith and business, thus hosts Annual Connecting Faith & Business conferences in Riverside and Los Angeles.
• AmPac’s mission is to finance and foster the success of businesses at all stages of growth and AmPac exists to make communities better and families stronger as champions of Job Makers.