Small Business Advisor
Lucien M. Smith is a Small Business Advisor for the Washington Area Community Investment Fund. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, and business professional who works to build the businesses of entrepreneurs. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., his knack for helping others to achieve began early on and it has stayed with him ever since.
Lucien is an operational and sales professional with over 12 years of experience helping small businesses gain access to over 40M in capital. His clients and employers have included banks, government contractors, and private lenders. He also held technical advisory positions, including the Business Advisor of SBA Small Business Development Center and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Specialist for the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (contractor). Additionally, Lucien serves as a Business Policy Advisor for elected officials. Lucien holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and a Minor in Economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
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