Community Development Manager
Your Community Liason
A native of Colombia who made Rhode Island her home in 2002, Claudia Cardozo joined the Coastway team in 2015 in the role of Community Development Manager. She is an economic development professional with 8 years of experience assisting small business in Rhode Island. Her work experience also includes insurance and microfinance.
Claudia was named the 2010 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration, and in 2013, RI Latino Public Radio recognized her with an Outstanding Achievement Award for her contributions to the Latino business community. She also received the Ronald McDonald House Community Service Award in 2014.
Claudia works with individuals and businesses across Rhode Island to assess their needs and goals, and to identify ways to help achieve them using Coastway’s products and services, and also connecting them with other resources across the state. With a comprehensive approach to banking, Claudia is a financial advocate who provides personalized advice and support, tailored to your specific needs – helping you grow towards your financial goals.
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At Coastway, community is woven into the fabric of our company culture. Since we opened our doors in 1920, Coastway has been committed to serving the communities in which it does business.
Our top priority is improving the lives of our neighbors. In 2014, our employees volunteered over 4,400 hours to community organizations across the state. In a nation-wide competition, Coastway was named the winner of the National Corporate Mentoring Challenge in 2014 for our work with the RI Mentoring Partnership. We were named 2014 #1 SBA Business Lender, both in number of loans and dollar volume. And Coastway was also recognized as Rhode Island Housing's 2014 Participating Lender of the Year, securing more RI Housing mortgage loans for home buyers than any other participating lender.