Urban Partnership Bank Names Sweeney as Market Director in Detroit

Detroit, MI —(May 15, 2014)—Levoi K. Brown, Chief Banking Officer of Urban Partnership Bank, announced today that Kevin M. Sweeney (54 years old), formerly a Director for the Midwest Market with the Nonprofit Finance Fund (Detroit, MI), has joined Urban Partnership Bank as the Market Director for Detroit, MI.   

Sweeney, an experienced financial services professional, specializing in developing strategic commercial lending relationships will be responsible for promoting new business opportunities, managing the lending team’s performance and strengthening the bank’s relationship and network within Detroit’s business and nonprofit communities. 

“Kevin Sweeney brings valuable experience managing diverse relationships, along with a passion for creating economic opportunities that will help us continue building a stronger, healthier Detroit,” said Levoi K. Brown. “He will play an important role in developing the opportunities that will accelerate Detroit’s revitalization,” added Brown.

Prior to the Nonprofit Finance Fund, Sweeney was a Vice President, Middle Relationship Manager, with Fifth Third Bank. In that role, he generated new lending and deposit relationships with nonprofit organizations and agencies throughout Southeastern Michigan. His extensive career in financial services also includes working on cross-departmental projects, to improve internal processes and developing sales strategies to include the public sector, non-profits, small businesses, and middle-market companies.

Sweeny is a graduate of Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) and earned his MBA from Clark-Atlanta University.  He is a member of the Urban Financial Services Coalition and serves on the board at the National Black Child Development Institute.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to expand Urban Partnership Bank’s presence in Detroit’s urban neighborhoods by taking our mission to market,” said Sweeney.  “I am excited to serve the community by offering the resources and information that will create jobs, build vibrant neighborhoods and help make Detroit a destination where more people will choose to live, work and do business,” added Sweeney.

“This is a great opportunity to catalyze new opportunities and help with the ongoing revitalization of Detroit,” said Loyd. “Creating good jobs, developing quality affordable housing and helping small businesses grow are the keys to a stronger, healthier city,” added Loyd.

About Urban Partnership Bank:

Urban Partnership Bank is an FDIC-insured, certified Community Development Financial Institution with $1 billion in assets that was established when it acquired the deposits and some of the assets of ShoreBank from the FDIC in August of 2010.  Its mission is to make a difference every day: building vibrant urban neighborhoods, promoting economic and environmental sustainability and creating long-term success for its communities and the bank.  

The private investment in this new financial institution demonstrates commitment to restoring the economic vitality of our communities.

- David Vitale
Chairman, Urban Partnership Bank