Congratulations to Christopher Chaplin who has been promoted from Senior Associate to Investment Officer and Khalid Sarwary who has been promoted from Senior Credit Analyst to Investment Officer at OFN.


OFN recently promoted two Financial Services staff, Christopher Chaplin (left photo) and Khalid Sarwary (right photo).

In his new capacity, Christopher will be responsible for underwriting, due diligence, and credit approval for new loans and investments to member CDFIs. Christopher will maintain responsibility for portfolio management of outstanding loans.

In his transition to Investment Officer, Khalid will assume the same responsibilities as Christopher. He will retain oversight responsibilities for credit analysis, application submissions, and ongoing compliance activities related to OFN's role as a qualified issuer under the Bond Guarantee Program.

We have also had a host of new faces join OFN’s veterans at our Washington D.C. headquarters.

Welcome to all the new members of our OFN team!

  • Alba Castillo – Senior Associate, Programs
    Joined April 2019
  • Jamal Habibi - Senior Associate, Public Policy
    Joined March 2019
  • Mary Scott Hardwick - Senior Associate, Public Policy
    Joined March 2019
  • Brent Howell - Senior Associate, Knowledge Sharing
    Joined October 2018
  • Victoria Kennedy - Executive Assistant to COO/Knowledge Sharing
    Joined November 2018
  • Amir Kirkwood - Chief Lending and Investment Officer
    Joined January 2019
  • Aaron Lewis - Associate, Loan Administrator
    Joined December 2018
  • Anthony Wilder Puzzuoli - Associate, Member Services Specialist
    Joined March 2019
  • Caroline Valvardi - Senior Associate, Strategic Communications
    Joined February 2019

“OFN’s talented staff are committed to supporting the work CDFIs do nationwide to create opportunity in underserved rural, urban, and Native communities. Our recent additions come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for our work. I hope you will come to one of our upcoming events, such as OFN’s Regional Meetings, the Small Business Finance Forum, and the OFN Conference, so that you can meet them in person and exchange ideas on how to advance the field!” said Lisa Mensah, OFN’s president and CEO.

Learn more about OFN’s leadership and staff here.


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