Sharon Higgins, Project Director
Sharon Higgins is a results-oriented financial professional with demonstrated expertise in financial analysis, commercial financing, and risk management. With more than fifteen years of commercial lending and underwriting experience with micro loans financing and with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan programs. She has made extensive contribution in the implementation and facilitation of several multi-million dollar federal, state, and city economic development small business expansion projects. Her work experience includes working in various areas of financing, business development, procurement and contracting, reporting, and implementation processes.
She created and implemented the strategic plans for the start-up and operations of the MBDA Minority Business Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, operated by South Bronx Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO).
Under her leadership, the MBDA Minority Business Center, Operated by SoBRO was recognized by Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce for assisting M/WBEs in generating over $2.8 billion in contracting, bonding, and financing transactions.
Sharon is also an experienced higher education administration professional, with a background in academic advising at graduate level. She holds a Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Higher Education Administration, Bachelor in Accounting.