On February 12, City First Bank welcomed Annie Donovan to the bank’s Board of Directors. Donovan currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national nonprofit that works with community-based partners to make investments in housing, businesses, jobs, education, safety and health. 

Prior to her role at LISC, Donovan served as Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) where she directed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of programs aimed at improving access to capital for distressed and underserved communities across America.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the benefit of Annie’s extraordinary leadership; impressive intellect; and deep experience with innovative and successful approaches for developing healthy, sustainable communities,” said Brian E. Argrett, President and CEO of City First. “Her current and past work are in seamless alignment with City First’s mission and values.” 

“I am honored to join this very impressive board of thinkers and doers who share a passion for growing our communities with innovative, equitable and sustainable finance solutions,” said Donovan. “I’m excited about contributing to City First’s already remarkable impact in the region.” 



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