Alale is the Regional Export Trade Finance Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade, covering most of Texas and all of Oklahoma. Alale oversees the daily demands of both, lenders and small businesses for these markets. The SBA provides a number of loan programs specifically designed to help develop or expand trade and export activities. He is responsible for responding to export finance issues and for also being proactive in providing lender and small business training. Alale has been in the financial services industry for over 15 years.
Prior to joining the SBA, Alale started his career in the private sector working for Wells Fargo Bank where he was a Commercial lender for most of his time there. He later joined Citigroup in Dallas as a Director with responsibilities for the Dallas Business Banking Commercial Team. Alale received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and minored in Computer Science from Sam Houston State University. Alale also earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. Alale lives in Dallas and is involved in many local community organizations.