Feb. 6, 2011 (McClatchy-Tribune Regional News delivered by Newstex) — As president of Pathway Lending for the last eight years, Clint Gwin has seen firsthand how difficult it can be for Tennessee entrepreneurs to borrow the money they need to create new jobs and grow their businesses.

In his new role as a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, Gwin will have a chance to influence policy makers who control the availability of credit.

Gwin recently was appointed to a three-year term on the 28-member council, whose purpose is to advise the Fed on matters related to the Consumer Credit Protection Act and other consumer financial services.

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