President and CEO, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE)
Ms. Fricks founded ACE in 1997 and began the lending service in 1999. She also serves on the Advisory Boards for Enterprise to Empower (En2Em), a Georgia Institute of Technology student-led organization; University of North Georgia’s BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership; and the Invest Atlanta’s New Market Tax Credit Committee. Ms. Fricks is a past member of the board of directors of a national trade association, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), and is past treasurer of Georgia Microenterprise Network (GMEN). A small business owner for over 15 years, Grace Fricks is also a former board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Atlanta chapter. She received her MBA from the University of Memphis.