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Our Team.

Dedicated Professionals. Years of Experience.

Yolanda Merriweather


Yolanda has over 15 years of experience working in the lending industry with both conventional and SBA financing options such as 7A and 504 with SDC as well as other banks in Alabama. She rejoined the SDC team in November of 2021 after working with Choice Hotels International as their dedicated loan consultant and their Executive team's liaison. She is currently our Executive Director, and she is responsible for overseeing day to day operations.

Telephone: 334-294-1453


Beau Strong


Beau is responsible for marketing and business development within Alabama, concentrating on the central and northern areas of the state.   Beau is a graduate of Huntingdon College with a B.A. in Finance.  Prior to joining SDC, Beau spent many years in the banking industry.  With over 26 years experience at SDC, Beau is an expert at structuring your project’s financing requirement.

Telephone: 334-318-1448


Sarah Litton Chambliss


Sarah joined us at SDC in March 2022. She has 3 prior years of Commercial and Community Banking experience specializing in Loans, Deposits, and Customer Services. She is from Tallassee, AL and has a BS and MBA from Auburn University at Montgomery. (AUM) Sarah is a business development officer for SDC. She is also a credit underwriter and she manages our Social Media and Marketing efforts.

Telephone: 334-580-7499


Alison Yeager


Alison has many years of experience in clerical functions with businesses that span both product sales and services. She is adept at providing internal support across all departments while building and maintaining relationships with clients, vendors, associates, and directors. We are honored to have her as part of our team since May 2021. In addition to singularly handling all SDC financial and accounting duties, she also fulfills many HR, managerial and administrative roles.

Telephone: 205-215-4131


Shannon Judge


Shannon Judge has been with Southern Development Council, Inc. for 10 years. She is currently the Loan Servicing Manager. She’s a motivated, dedicated business professional with a strong background in banking (Commercial and Small Business Administration 504 loan program). She has been in the banking industry for 25 years in various roles. She attended Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, AL from kindergarten until she graduated in 1997.

Telephone: 334-782-7218


Tasha Canady


Tasha joined us at SDC in January 2023. She has over 25 years of banking experience working in areas such as Loan Operations, Processing and Closing, Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance and Due Diligence. She is from Birmingham, AL and attended Jacksonville State University. Tasha handles our loan closings by working closely with the borrowers, bankers, and closing attorneys once a loan has been approved by SBA. 

Telephone: 205-821-2745


Nettie Elmore


Nettie is one of our Closing Specialists who joined SDC in January 2023. She has 20+ years of experience in Residential Mortgage. Nettie began her Mortgage career in 2000 at Regions Bank, once AmSouth. Nettie has experience in Mortgage Review, Mortgage Post Closing, and Mortgage Processing. She recently received the Excellence award in Mortgage for her hard work and dedication.    

Telephone: 205-705-8660



Phone Number:
(334) 244 1801

Office Location:
200 Office Park Drive Suite 338
Mountain Brook, AL 35223

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