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Bankers Healthcare Group Names April Brissette Chief of Staff

Syracuse, N.Y. – Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals, named April Brissette Chief of Staff.

In this role, Ms. Brissette provides direct support to BHG Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Al Crawford, and serves as a strategic partner to the BHG leadership team across all areas of the business. She oversees and manages large cross-functional projects and initiatives to ensure they stay on-task, and coordinates the execution of key initiatives.

“April is an incredibly loyal, dedicated employee who continually plays an instrumental role in many key initiatives to help drive our business forward,” said Crawford. “She has exceptional execution skills, a keen eye for detail, and continuously goes the extra mile to help BHG achieve its goals. Her commitment to excellence, along with the extensive company knowledge she’s acquired over the last 13 years, make this critical role a perfect fit for April.”

Ms. Brissette joined BHG in 2007. Most recently, she served as President of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHG that is one of only 14 non-bank SBA lenders in the country. For more than 10 years prior, she was BHG’s Chief Credit Officer, leading the credit and funding teams and their processing of thousands of loan applications per month.

Ms. Brissette is a member of the 2020 class of Leadership Greater Syracuse. She won a Central New York 40 Under Forty Award for her leadership in the workplace and community in 2017 and was named “Outstanding Mentor” in the Central New York Business Journal’s Successful Business Women Awards. She has earned the “Employee of the Year” award three times since joining BHG, as well as several other awards that recognize her impact on the business.

Before joining BHG, Ms. Brissette gained experience in accounting field while pursuing higher education. She earned her associate’s degree in accounting from Onondaga Community College and her bachelor’s degree in finance from Columbia College. She is currently pursuing her MBA.

About Bankers Healthcare Group
Bankers Healthcare Group provides innovative, hassle-free financial solutions to licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals. Since 2001, BHG has provided more than $5 billion in financial solutions to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. BHG is proud to maintain partnerships with leading healthcare industry associations, and is recognized regionally and nationally for innovation, continued growth, and being a best place to work. BHG is partially owned by Pinnacle Financial Partners. To learn more, visit, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.