Progress NC Action still insists that Wake County school board candidate Heather Losurdo hasn't proven that she was an account manager overseeing more than $2 billion worth of small business loans in the Carolinas for First Union Bank.
In a press release this evening, the liberal advocacy group notes that Losurdo's newly released employment records list her job title as small business banking division risk management servicing specialist. Progress NC Action says that shows she had an administrative and not managerial job.
Donald Senior, Losurdo's former supervisor at First Union, said Losurdo could have been considered an account manager.
The group also says that Losurdo didn't approve the loans and only serviced them so she can't say she was overseeing them. Senior says overseeing is an accurate description.
Here's their press release:
For Immediate Release
November 4, 2011
Losurdo PC Confirms Nothing But Her Attempts to Mislead Voters
RALEIGH -- Wake School Board candidate Heather Losurdo's last minute attempts to appease voters skeptical of her resume have proven empty. Her press conference tonight did nothing to prove she "oversaw" or was "in charge" of ALL small business loans in two states with a portfolio of over $2 billion.
According to employment records, Losurdo's official title was "Small Business Bank Division Risk Management Servicing Specialist." That confirms our assumption that Losurdo served in an administrative capacity, not as a manager.
Losurdo’s supervisor, Don Senior, lists his occupation as “Small Business Loan Approver II” according to campaign finance reports with the NC State Board of Elections.
“If Mr. Senior approved loans and Ms. Losurdo only serviced debtors, that confirms that she was not “in charge” of anything,” said Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC ACTION.
“Losurdo has campaigned on her banking experience by misleading voters into thinking she had managerial responsibilities for $2 billion worth of assets. That is simply not true and tonight’s press conference confirms it.”