Ashley Hruby is Lewis & Clark Development Group’s new Senior Lending Director

Lewis & Clark Development Group announces a new hire to steer the SBA 504 Loan program and assist our small business lending clients: Ashley Hruby joins LCD Group as Senior Lending Director.

“Ideal is the word I use to describe Ashley’s experience and her new position with us,” says LCD Group Executive Director Brent Ekstrom.

Hruby began her career in commercial lending before working in economic development for the state of North Dakota.

She joins LCD Group having come directly from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture where she served as the agriculture business development coordinator. Hruby had previously served as vice president of the North Dakota Development Fund with the state commerce department. While in state government, Hruby oversaw millions of dollars in grant funding including, most recently, $13 million in CARES Act grants.

“I’ve worked on a range of programs from the government side but have been wanting to actively help businesses by structuring deals and helping fill their financing gaps,” says Hruby. “I am excited to get back into the financing side of economic development and help positively impact North Dakota businesses.”

Hruby and her husband, Tyler, have one son, whom she describes as “an active little boy.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dickinson State University and holds an Economic Development Finance Professional Certification from the National Development Council.

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