Linda Arnold joined MARBIDCO as the Financial Programs Specialist in October 2011. In June 2013, Linda was promoted to Financial Programs Officer. Prior to working for MARBIDCO, Linda worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service for 17 years as a senior loan specialist supporting the telecommunications program. Linda assists the MARBIDCO’s Financial Programs Office in administering loan and grant programs, with a special focus on the specialty lending programs. Her responsibilities include facilitating the loan and grant application process and monitoring active grants and loans to ensure that contracts are being serviced properly. Linda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. She grew up on a poultry farm in Wicomico County, Maryland, and now resides in Anne Arundel County with her husband and three children.