BankUnited, in a sign of continued focus on providing SBA loans to eligible small businesses, announced it has added Geeta Singh and Heather Herdegen Ward to its Small Business Finance (SBF) unit, a direct SBA Preferred Lender actively financing small businesses nationwide. Singh brings more than 20 years of industry experience to her new position, having served most recently as a credit analyst for Wells Fargo’s Florida business banking group in West Palm Beach. Herdegen Ward was an SBA business development officer and served in that capacity for five years before joining BankUnited, most recently at Midwest Regional Bank in West Palm Beach. Both will be based in West Palm Beach.
Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group has added three new members to its leadership team. Florida mediators and shareholders A. Michelle Jernigan, Robert A. Cole and Charles A. Mancuso will become equity