Anticipation is starting to build for the 2018 OFN Board Elections. If you are an OFN member, your CDFI vote will determine who will fill five open seats on the OFN Board this year. Voting will be held on October 10 at the OFN Annual Conference in Chicago and by proxy.

Today, we’re excited to announce the official candidate slate:

David Beck
Policy Director
Durham, NC

Betsy Biemann
Chief Executive Officer
Brunswick, ME

Marla Bilonick
Executive Director
Latino Economic Development Center
Washington D.C.

Jessie Lee
Managing Director
Renaissance Economic Development Corporation
New York, NY

Kristine Michie
Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy & Investments
Accion serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico & Texas
Albuquerque, NM

Robert Villarreal
Bankers Small Business CDC of California
San Diego, CA

Pearl Wicks
SVP, Retail Operations
Hope Credit Union
Jackson, MS

We are truly delighted that each of these CDFI leaders are officially in the running for a seat on the OFN Board.

Stay tuned for more! You’ll soon be able to learn about each of the candidates — read their statements! watch their videos! — when we launch the 2018 Board Elections website on September 5. We’ll update you when it’s live.



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