Matthew Mapes is currently the SVP, Director of SBA Market Development for Sunflower Bank, a regional community bank with approximately $4 billion in assets. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and growth of Small Business Administration (SBA) lending bank wide. Matthew has an extensive knowledge of the U.S. Small Business Administration and commercial lending and he enjoys learning about businesses and assisting companies gain access to capital. Matthew was the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Small Business Administration Arizona Financial Services Champion award, and most recently, he was awarded the 2019 Coleman SBA BDO of the year award.Matthew hails from mid-Michigan and holds an associate’s degree in weld engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is actively involved with several non-profits and numerous forms of community volunteering. He enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and their three dogs, Harley, Enzo, and Yute.