All Press Releases for May 15, 2024

Marquis Who's Who Honors Joseph J. Alfonso for Expertise in Finance

Joseph J. Alfonso recognized for a successful career in private money lending and a new venture into community engagement

He has demonstrated a profound expertise in structuring loans, a skill that has earned him widespread recognition in his field.

    HOLLAND, MI, May 15, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Joseph J. Alfonso has been recognized for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected since current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Alfonso has built upon a successful career with his current role as an investor lending consultant at FMS Investor Financing, where he has demonstrated a profound expertise in structuring loans, a skill that has earned him widespread recognition in his field. Before his current role, he was the company owner of Stratosphere Industries, where he honed his leadership and financial management skills. Mr. Alfonso's career also includes positions as a personal banker at Fifth Third Bank, an office specialist at the City of Kentwood, a loan officer at My Personal Credit Union, and a personal banker at Huntington National Bank. Prior to kicking off his career, he served as a U.S. marine in the United States Marine Corps, an experience that instilled in him the discipline and dedication he applies to his professional endeavors.

Mr. Alfonso's commitment to his community extends beyond his professional roles. He is actively involved in the NAACP—the nation's oldest civil rights organization—and serves in a governor-appointed position on the state plumbing board.

Mr. Alfonso's journey is marked by notable academic milestones. He earned a bachelor's degree in environmental science from Southern New Hampshire University in 2022. Mr. Alfonso also completed coursework San Diego Mesa College. He is particularly proud of being one of the first members of his family to graduate from both high school and college, achievements that underscore his commitment to education and personal growth. Additionally, Mr. Alfonso's certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt further attests to his dedication to continuous improvement.

Mr. Alfonso's civic engagement is as diverse as it is impactful. He has served on several boards, including the Michigan State Plumbing Board, Ottawa County's Veterans Affairs, and Ottawa County's Officers' Compensation. Mr. Alfonso's commitment to community service is further reflected through his past role as treasurer for Navigators USA Chapter 175 and his volunteer work as a financial literacy advisor for nonprofit organizations.

Outside of his career, Mr. Alfonso enjoys a fulfilling personal life rooted in family values and community service. He ran for Congress in 2022 and garnered 42.5% of the vote with grassroots support and less than $50,000 to spend. He mobilized people and rallied them for a common cause for positive change. His leisure activities include spending quality time with his wife and daughter, going on dinner dates with his wife, reading, socializing with friends, playing video games, and cutting grass. Ultimately, he hopes to improve the world for future generations such as his daughter's, a goal that's present in virtually all of his professional and civic activities.

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