Charles M. Smith is the Senior Vice President – SBA Program Manager at Eastern Bank. In this capacity since January of 2011, Charles manages the SBA program for the largest SBA lender in New England. His duties include providing seminars for entrepreneurs, providing information about access to capital to small businesses and overseeing a portfolio of SBA backed small business loans. Prior joining Eastern Bank, Charles worked with the Boston District Office of the Small Business Administration as a Lender Relations Specialist. Charles graduated from Texas Tech with a JD/MBA in 2005. He also holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Prairie View A & M University in 2001.