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Event Date Tue Oct 19 EDT - Thu Oct 21 EDT (8 days ago)
Location Virtual
Region All

This inspiring, three-day event will engage public and private sector thought leaders in a dialogue with CDFIs about today's most pressing issues. Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) will host our annual Conference virtually — to bring you thought-provoking plenaries, informative breakout sessions, and time to connect with others in the CDFI industry — wherever you are.

Our theme “Finance Justice. Finance Change.” expands on last year’s theme to highlight how CDFIs drive change. CDFI finance helps combat racial inequality, works to move individuals and communities out of persistent poverty, and ensures that we will have a more just economic recovery.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in our event. Registration fees are lower than an in-person Conference. There are no travel costs. We encourage all staff at CDFIs, and all impact-oriented students, investors, funders, and policymakers to join us in October as we explore how CDFIs finance justice and finance change.


2021 Speakers

Isabella Casillas Guzman
Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Jodie Harris
Director, CDFI Fund

Lisa Mensah
President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

Brian Moynihan
Chairman and CEO, Bank of America

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
U.S. Senate

Ruth Porat
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet and Google

Mark Warner (D-VA)
U.S. Senate

Janet Yellen
Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Amy Brusiloff
Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy
Founder and Chief Precoverist, Precovery Labs

Keith Bisson
President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Tawney Brunsch
Executive Director, Lakota Funds

Elsie Meeks
Chair, Lakota Funds

Cathy Glover
Deputy Administrator, Rural Housing Service, USDA

Lakota Vogel
Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund

Ellis Carr
President and CEO, Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance

Yi Wei
VP, Impact Capital, IFF

Lance Knuckles
Project Manager, Business Impact Group, US Bank CDC

Matthew Roth
President Core Business Solutions, IFF

Elizabeth Dwyer
Director of Fondo Adelante CDFI, Mission Economic Development Agency

Robert Villarreal
Chief of External Affairs, Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance

Tate Hill
Executive Director, Access Plus Capital

Pablo Solares
Associate Director of Lending Innovation and Operations, Mission Economic Development Agency

Brian Argrett
President and CEO, City First Bank, N.A

Donna Gambrell
President and CEO, Appalachian Community Capital

Kevin Fryatt
Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO), Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif)

Gasper Magallanes
Director of Due Diligence, CNote

Gregory Mikulka
Director, High Impact Financial Analysis, LLC

Ozlem Tanik Ponarin
Director of Commercial Risk Management, Self-Help

Esperanza Pallana
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Community Vision

Lenwood V. Long, Sr.
President and CEO, African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs

Amber Bond
Project Director, African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs

Catherine Howard
President, Community Vision Capital and Consulting

Lissa Glasgo
Senior Manager, IRIS+ and Impact Measurement and Management, Global Impact Investing Network

Paige Chapel
President and CEO, Aeris Insight, Inc.

Ben Thornley
Managing Partner, Tideline

Catherine Dun Rappaport
VP, Learning and Impact Measurement, BlueHub Capital

Managing Director

Alexander Bryden
Account Director, Fenton

Gabrielle Beamon
Account Executive, Fenton

Omar Carrillo Tinajero
Director of Innovation and Learning, Center for Community Investment

Nora Bloch
Senior Advisor of Community Investment, Center for Community Investment

Rudy Espinoza
Executive Director, Inclusive Action for the City

Thomas De Simone
CEO, Genesis LA

Andre Simon
VP, Managing Director – Structured Lending & Investments, TruFund

Kurt Chilcott
Chair, CDC Small Business Finance and Capital Impact Partners

Wilhelmena Norman-Hernandez
Assistance Vice President, ACCESS, Community Preservation Corporation

Marcus Brooks
President & CEO, Let's Brainstorm, LLC

Nicole Lockett
Managing Director of Development, Genesis Companies

Glynn Lloyd
CEO, Mill Cities Community Investments (MCCI)

Orlando Watkins
VP, Programs, Boston Foundation

Saron Tesfalul
Principal, Bain Capital

Yulonda Byrd
Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, Cinnaire

Joan Carty
President and CEO, Housing Development Fund

Kristin Siglin
Vice President of Policy and Partnerships, National Community Stabilization Trust

Trevor Meeks
Vice President, Single Family Lending, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership

Leah Fremouw
SVP Director of Community Innovation, Virginia Community Capital

Andrea Longton
Senior Vice President of Development and Capitalization, Opportunity Finance Network

Sabrina Baptiste - Shepard
Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President, Low Income Investment Fund

Lorraine Gordon
Executive Leadership Coach, Facilitator, Strategic Consultant, Lead with Heart, LLC

Janice Turner
SVP Human Resources, Mercy Housing

Kimberly Dorsett
Chief Human Resources Officer, Capital Impact Partners

Cathi Kim
Director of Inclusiv / Capital, Inclusiv

Noni Ramos
Chief Executive Officer, Housing Trust Silicon Valley

Tim Ferguson
Founder and Chairman, Next Street

Maurice A. Jones
CEO, OneTen

Luz Urrutia
CEO, Accion Opportunity Fund

Betsy Biemann
CEO, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Bryn Bagwell
Director of Lending, Communities Unlimited

Beth Bafford
Vice President of Syndications and Strategy, Calvert Impact Capital

Aisha Benson
EVP/COO, TruFund Financial Services, Inc.

Krystal Langholz
Chief Operating Officer, Oweesta Corporation

Jackson Brossy
Executive Director, Native CDFI Network

Elizabeth Rogers
Chief Communications Officer, Coastal Enterprises (CEI)

Debby Miller
Vice President, External Relations, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

Maggie Kirby Weiland
SVP, Development Director, Craft3

Colleen Ryan
Resource Development Officer, Leviticus Fund

Melissa Malkin-Weber
Sustainability Director, Self-Help Credit Union and Ventures Fund

Beth Wytiaz
SVP, Enterprise Climate Strategy Executive, LEED® AP BD+C, Bank of America

Sadie McKeown
Executive Vice President and Head of Construction Lending Initiatives, Community Preservation Corp

John Egan
Chief Lending and Program Officer, Genesis Community Loan Fund

Laurie Schoeman
National Director-Resilience and Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Community Partners

Brett Simmons
Managing Director, EBA Fund

Grace Chionuma
Executive Director, Public Finance Banking Group, Morgan Stanley

Francisco Lopez
Chief Operations and Innovation Officer, DreamSpring

Kristen Scheyder
Senior Vice President, Citi Foundation

Phillip Sangokoya
Director of Business Impact Integration, US Bank CDC

Chris Estes
Associate Director, Aspen Institute - Community Strategies Group

Peter Hille
President, Mountain Association

Dan Letendre
Managing Director, Bank of America

Inez Long
President and CEO, BBIF Florida

Steve Hall
Senior Director of Small Business and Economic Development Lending, LISC

Jessel Amin
Senior Commercial Banker, Community Development Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Sabrina Iga
Treasury Manager, Enterprise Community Loan Fund

Tara Campbell
VP, CED Lending and Investment Strategies Director, Fifth Third Bank

Rebecca Regan
Managing Director, Terra Search Partners

Dafina Williams
Senior Associate for Public Policy, Opportunity Finance Network

Grady Hedgespeth
Assistant Director, Small Business Lending Markets, CFPB

Trefor Henry
Associate Program Manager, Office of Compliance Monitoring & Evaluation

Julie Zavala
Senior Policy and Program Officer, CDFI Fund

Florence Ludka
CFO, First Nations Oweesta

Lanalle Smith

Russ Seagle
Sequoyah Fund

Jen Leybovich
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development, Main Street Launch

Stacey Grant
Senior Program Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Jason Boehlert

Jennifer Lizardi
Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida

Khalid Sarwary
Investment Officer, Opportunity Finance Network

Isabella Casillas Guzman
Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Jodie Harris
Director, CDFI Fund

Brian Moynihan
Chairman and CEO, Bank of America

Chrystal Cornelius
President and CEO, Oweesta Corporation

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
U.S. Senate

Ruth Porat
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet and Google

Dawan Qadir
Senior Financial Analyst, Office of Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation

Mark Warner (D-VA)
U.S. Senate

Janet Yellen
Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Lisa Mensah
President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Bank of America

• JP Morgan
• Wells Fargo

• Truist

• Fifth Third Bank
• Goldman Sachs
• The Kresge Foundation
• Santander
• US Bank

• Ally Bank
• American Express
• CIT Bank
• Federal Home Loan Banks
• Morgan Stanley
• MUFG Union Bank
• NeighborWorks
• Woodforest National Bank

• Amalgamated Bank
• Associated Bank
• Bank of the West
• Charles Schwab
• The California Wellness Foundation
• Cinnaire
• CreditBench Powered by First Home Bank
• Credit Builders Alliance
• Deutsche Bank
• FUND Community Institute
• FUND Consulting Initiate Powered by Northern Initiatives
• Lenderfit
• Local Government Federal Credit Union
• Local Initiatives Support Corporation
• M&T Bank
• The MOrtgage Office
• Ohio Capital Finance Corporation
• Partners for the Common Good
• S&P Global Ratings

• Aeris
• BlueMark
• Charter School Finance and Development
• CohnReznick
• CommonGoals Software
• DownHome Solutions
• IvyTek
• LendingFront
• LoanWell
• New Plan Learning
• VistaShare