Annie Donovan, the new director of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) fund, will serve as keynote speaker for the fourth annual CDFI Certified Credit Union Roundtable Monday at the GAC.
The event, hosted by the Federation of Community Development Credit Unions—the leading advocate for credit unions serving low- and moderate-income consumers and underserved communities—will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 204ABC.
The panel will discuss new developments at the CDFI Fund, 2015 funding levels, results of the 2014 CDFI certification campaign, and the value that CDFI certification provides to the credit union industry. The 240 CDFI-certified credit unions boast collective assets of more than $45 billion and provide services to more than 5.5 million primarily low-income consumers.
Donovan’s appearance marks the first time the head of the CDFI Fund will speak at the roundtable.
Appointed to her post in December, Donovan had been CEO of CoopMetrics, which provides business intelligence tools to small businesses and nonprofits. Previously, she served as a White House senior policy adviser, and spent nearly two decades as Chief Operating Officer at Capital Impact Partners, which designs strategic financing initiatives for underserved communities.
Other speakers include: