About Anchor

Anchor bridges the government gap between America’s community banks and the businesses and families they represent.

Anchor is a non-profit, U.S. Treasury, and SBA-certified economic development agency whose mission is to support America's communities through creative lending initiatives. Offering small business loans designed to provide long-term, cost effective financing strategies. Supporting underserved communities throughout Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana. Building diverse, vibrant communities where access to capital is within reach for those committed to entrepreneurship, hard work, and the American Dream.

2023 Impact Report

Our Goals

  1. Emulate urban opportunities for rural businesses to promote community development
  2. Provide responsible financing opportunities to fill the gap between commercial lending and small business needs
  3. Increase outreach of affordable financing options to defend against predatory lending
  4. Aid in the development of a new generation of mission-driven lenders
Bob Huff

Bob Huff

Chief Executive Officer

Robert J. Huff, founder and chief executive officer. Overseeing AFS’s Financial Services division, Bob is responsible for corporate strategy, product development and operational interactions. Mr. Huff’s extensive experience managing and facilitating large commercial credits affords operational insight and perspectives that are not only unique, but strategically sound. Bob holds a BA in Business Administration from Bluffton University and a MBA from Ashland University.

Julie Jurosic

Julie Jurosic

Chief Operating Officer

Julie E. Jurosic, CPA, joined AFS in 1999 as an analyst in our loan department. Today Julie leads sales, strategy and operational execution as chief operating officer, in charge of our Loan Services division. Julie is responsible for defining and driving the AFS business strategy; analyzing industry trends and overseeing the company’s emerging business opportunities. Julie holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Toledo, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.