By Diana Garcia
Meet Mike Lancaster. Mike was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, but later moved to Round Rock with his wife and kids. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned a degree in Business Management. Mike is a 25-years veteran in the banking industry. He is currently a Middle Market Business Banker at Wells Fargo Bank. Mike has held many leadership positions in the consumer and business lending division of Wells Fargo across Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Mike also is a mentor to many junior bankers.
He is on the board of EGBI and a Board Member of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Mike shares his experience as a volunteer with EGBI and how you can get involved too.
Hi Mike! To get started tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I am a graduate of Leadership Round Rock class of 2014. In my free time I Coach YMCA Soccer, and love to travel around trying out new restaurants.
How have you volunteered for EGBI?
I have taught classes, attended events and have been an active board member for the past 7 years. I just love to hear the stories from our clients of what inspired them to start a small business and how they went about accomplishing their goals.
Why do you think it is important to support and volunteer with EGBI?
EGBI helps individuals fulfill their dream of starting and running a small business. EGBI provides clients the coaching and support they need to accomplish their goals.
“You should support EGBI because they provide the coaching and support to small businesses to help them succeed financially.” Mike Lancaster
Why is it important for EGBI to help small businesses in Central Texas?
EGBI helps build the foundation and provide ongoing coaching support for business owners to help them be successful. So many businesses fail because they don’t have the support or knowledge about how to run a small business. EGBI helps bridge those gaps and provide a support network to help clients to be more successful.
In 2020, volunteers put in more than 130 hours to help EGBI support and serve over 400 small businesses. Volunteers like Mike make this possible and continue to help EGBI pursue their mission of training ,coaching, and supporting aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business.
Want to get involved too? Contact us to find out how to get involved.