Inform Your Vote: Get to Know the Candidates for OFN’s Four Open Board Seats
The OFN 2017 Board Elections campaign is on! Learn about the men and women who have thrown their hats in the ring for the four open seats on OFN’s Board of Directors. Enjoy the candidates’ campaign materials below. Visit this page often—throughout the next month, we’ll interview each candidate for the OFN blog and post the interviews here as they’re available.
Then, participate in shaping the OFN Board and influencing the industry by voting at the OFN Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 28, from 8:45 AM–10:15 AM. Can’t make it to the Conference? Contact Seth Julyan to vote by proxy!
To ensure an efficient voting process, please identify your CDFI’s Voting Delegate in advance of the September 28 Membership Meeting and contact Emily Tunney with the delegate’s name. Voting Delegates will be able to pick up their ballots 30 minutes before the start of the Membership Meeting.
President & CEO
Los Angeles LDC, Inc.
Michael Banner is the President and CEO of the Los Angeles LDC, Inc. (LDC), a U.S. Department of Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to provide capital and advisory services to foster positive community development impacts in distressed neighborhoods by aligning the needs of borrowers and investors. READ MORE
President & CEO
Meda was established in 1971 to create thriving communities of color through equal economic participation. Our mission is to help minority entrepreneurs succeed. We do this by providing access to capital, business consulting and technical assistance services, and access to markets. READ MORE
Managing Director, Capital Investments
Primary Care Development Corporation
I am Anne Dyjak and I humbly request your support of my candidacy for the OFN Board. I am the Managing Director of Capital Investments at Primary Care Development (more commonly known as PCDC). PCDC is a national non-profit community development loan fund committed to catalyzing healthy thriving communities in underserved areas with a 25 year history of capital investment, capacity building technical assistance and advocacy. READ MORE
President & CEO
Appalachian Community Capital
Our backgrounds don’t often clearly reveal the paths we’ll eventually take in life. I come from very humble roots. My grandparents were sharecroppers, domestic workers, and laborers. After 20 years as a supply clerk in the military, my father’s last job—prior to his passing in 1991–was in a blue collar position at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. READ MORE
Senior Manager – Administration
Hello, my name is Tate Hill, senior manager of administration for Fresno CDFI newly rebranded as Access Plus Capital and I am a 2017 candidate for the OFN Board of Directors. Access Plus is a subsidiary of Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC), one of the largest community action agencies in the country. READ MORE
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation
I am grateful for the tremendous privilege of serving you on the Opportunity Finance Network board these past three years. This term was one of significant and unexpected transitions. It took all of our skills, courage and long hours to navigate the many changes. READ MORE
Lenwood V. Long, Sr.
President & CEO
Carolina Small Business Development Fund
It is my honor to be a candidate to represent the interests of the membership of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). Over the years, I have served in various capacities within this industry. Yet there would be nothing more satisfying than an opportunity to represent the mission and interests of my colleagues in this industry. READ MORE
Chief Program Development Officer
Partners for the Common Good
I am a candidate for OFN’s Board of Directors, respectfully seek your support, and ask for your vote. A great deal has changed in the landscape of our community development industry from only a year ago and we have lots of work ahead of us. READ MORE
Founder & CEO
The Capital Good Fund
My name is Andy Posner. I am the Founder and CEO of Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit CDFI headquartered in Providence, RI and with operations throughout all of Rhode Island, Delaware, and Florida. Our mission is to provide equitable financial services that create pathways out of poverty. READ MORE
OUR 2017 SPONSORS
Our Lead Sponsor
BB&T / Federal Home Loan Bank System / SunTrust Bank / Surdna Foundation
Fifth Third Bank / HSBC Bank USA, N.A. / ImpactUs Marketplace / Morgan Stanley / NeighborWorks America / Northern Trust / PNC Bank, NA / Sam’s Club / TD Bank
Amalgamated Bank / Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP / Bank of the West / Capital Plus Financial / Charles Schwab Bank / Cinnaire / CohnReznick, LLP / Deutsche Bank / Fannie Mae / Ohio Capital Finance Corporation / RSM US LLP / S&P Global Ratings