Brandon Evans is a business development professional with 13 years of experience. He is the former Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center for the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. In this role he lead the organizations business development efforts while working to maintain the designation as a Small Business Development Center for the YWCA. Additionally, he is a former project manager and Director for the Rainbow PUSH Coalitions International Trade Bureau. Here he worked to organize businesses as members of the organization and worked to bring attention to issues facing women and minority owned businesses. Additionally, he currently mentors through the Mayors Mentoring Initiative on Chicago's South Side. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and lives in the south suburbs of Chicago.