Mr. Crews is the Fund Development/Community Relations Director for Partners For Self Employment Inc. (PSE). PSE is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution, US Small Business Administration Certified Intermediary and a Micro lender providing small business training, technical assistance, coaching and loans. Mr. Crews has been with PSE since 2000 and has served as program director, assistant grant writer and loan underwriter for the organization. He helped develop the extensive peer training model for the organization to serve start-up entrepreneurs and developed the organizations technical assistance/ coaching programs for seasoned businesses. As of 2021 Cornell Crews has been elected to the board of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
Prior to his time at PSE, Mr. Crews served 23 years in the US Army. His assignments included Communications Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant and First Sergeant. His service also included several tours overseas and numerous deployments. His military training includes Airborne, Battle Staff College, Jumpmaster, Jungle Operations, Communications Operations, Drill Sergeant School, Recondo, Ranger and Special Operations schools. Mr. Crews is the Chairman of the Board at Catalyst Miami, Chairman of The Florida Coalition of Micro-Business Developers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust and founding member. serves on numerous other committees and programs serving small/micro-businesses in South Florida.