Anna Marie Cruz serves as the Western Regional Manager on the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) team, cultivating relationships with entrepreneurship ecosystem leaders, liaising with funding partners, and recruiting small business owners for the ICCC program.
Prior to joining ICIC, Anna Marie Cruz was a community loan officer for leading mission-based lender CDC Small Business Finance. She has advised businesses of all stages as an independent consultant and as a Business Counselor for a Women’s Business Center. Internationally, she served as a Marketing Consultant in Vietnam to a women’s microenterprise project for ILO, a United Nations agency.
Anna Marie has an MBA from the University of Michigan and BA in Sociology from CSU Long Beach. She is active with SCORE and NAWBO in Southern California.