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Perla Mayo

Director of lending, Neighborhood Development Center


Perla Mayo, who joined NDC 15 years ago as its Latino program coordinator, now oversees the St. Paul-based community development nonprofit’s lending portfolio. She supports NDC’s loan officers as they prepare clients for the loan process by helping entrepreneurs navigate the complex system of acquiring funding and building a business. Last year, she helped more than 625 businesses access $7.5 million in loans and grants.

Mayo also serves at the leadership level of the organization as NDC builds out programs and initiatives.