Performance, Profiles and Prospects of CDFI Credit Unions

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Performance, Profiles and Prospects of CDFI Credit Unions
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar will present the findings from recent research on the impact of CDFI awards on institutional performance and the communities served by CDFI credit unions. Learn how CDFI certification can help credit unions:

  • leverage funding
  • grow membership and loans
  • translate funding into innovative technical solutions

Also included: information on eligibility and how to apply for certification and funding from the CDFI Fund.

Guest Speakers

Kristle Romero Cortés is a research economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Her research interests include empirical corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, and the structure, optimization, and regulatory practices of the financial services industry. Kristle is co-author of Bridging the Gap? Government Subsidized Lending and Access to Capital.

Alison Feighan is a Vice President at Rapoza Associates, lobbyist for the CDFI Coalition. Alison has been involved in the field of economic development and housing and has more than 25 years' experience as a lobbyist in Washington. She has been instrumental in developing successful legislative initiatives on microenterprise development, community reinvestment, rural economic development, community development venture capital, tax credit financing, and appropriations.

Mark Kudlowitz is the Acting CDFI and Native Initiatives Program Manager at the CDFI Fund. Prior to joining the Fund, Mark was employed as an Affordable Housing and Economic Development Specialist at the Washington D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development where he managed various neighborhood based housing and economic development programs.

David Meyer serves as the Acting Program Manager for the CDFI Fund's Certification, Compliance Monitoring, and Evaluation unit. He is responsible for management of the CDFI Fund's certification programs and compliance reporting and enforcement functions. David previously served as Associate Program Manager for the New Markets Tax Credit Program. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, he worked for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Washington, D.C.

Terry Ratigan is a consultant for the Federation's CU Breakthrough consulting group. He is the analyst and author of the white paper, CDFI Certification: A Building Block for Credit Union Growth. Terry developed a random sampling methodology for target market analysis that served as the basis for NCUA's 2011 revision of the Final Rules on Low Income Designation and the 2012 CDFI Fund guidance on target market analysis for certification.

Registration for this webinar is free, but space is limited.
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