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Guest Name
Michele Edwards-Collie
Guest Occupation
Community Development Banker
Guest Biography
Michele has over 30 years of banking experience to her current position at City National Bank. Previously, she’s worked with companies such as HomeBanc Mortgage, Countrywide Home Loans, and Bank United. She is a Certified Financial Coach and has been trained through “Train the Trainer” for FDIC’s Money Smart Financial Education Program. She also recently became a certified credit counselor. During her years of helping over 1000 families achieving the dream of home ownership, she has the experience it takes to understand the various loan and community programs.
Michele has presented at business conferences, organizational retreats, women’s conferences, church functions, and other conventions in various capacities. She is often asked to facilitate education workshops on budgeting, credit rebuilding, and financial literacy. She is active with various community service organizations including the Broward Housing Task Force, Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) Housing Advocacy Committee, and Housing Foundation of America. She currently serves as the President of the Foundation for Youth and Economic Development. Previously, she served on the Advisory Board of Catalyst Miami, the Prosperity Campaign of Miami Dade County and the Board for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Michele is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., a public service sorority.