Gale Simons-Poole

Chief Regulatory Relations Officer


As Chief Regulatory Relations Officer (SBA), Gale Simons-Poole expertly navigates regulatory and compliance matters for BHG lending programs including SBA and also supports BHG’s risk management and reporting. Leveraging her deep industry experience, she ensures the highest standards are met.

Gale’s three decades in bank supervision include 23 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), most recently as Deputy Regional Director, Risk Management Supervision. Prior to joining BHG, she spent seven years as Director for Promontory Financial Group, advising clients from large insured national banks to community banks.

Gale holds an MBA from Louisiana Tech University and a bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University.