Chanel, the Commercial Loan Officer for ACE- Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs South Georgia, is also the founder of Beautiful Creations by Chanel, a local 501(c)(3). Graduating from Albany State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing in 2010, she furthered her education with a Master of Business Administration in 2014 and a Master of Accounting and Financial Management with an Emphasis in Certified Public Accountant in 2017 from DeVry’s Keller Graduate School of Management. With over a decade in the banking industry, Chanel is an accomplished professional. Actively engaged in the community, she serves as the Charter Protocol Chair of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Valdosta Chapter and is a member of the Class of 2022 South Georgia Leads. Chanel has received numerous accolades, including the 2015 American Red Cross of South GA Community Heroes Award, the 2023 PepsiCO Stronger Together Community Service Award, and the 2023 Kappa Eta Omega Chapter Female Entrepreneur-Black Business Change maker, among others. Recognized for her impact, she was awarded 2023 Southern Georgia Black Chamber Non Profit of the Year and nominated as one of the Top 3 Young Professionals for Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.