Cinnaire, a non-profit CDFI that provides creative loans, investments, and development services to support community development, recently announced the appointment of Chris Neary as Vice President, Policy, Research, and Advocacy in the company’s Wilmington, DE, office. In this position, Chris will be responsible for the development, management, and execution of Cinnaire’s public policy agenda, and the coordination of Cinnaire’s actions and work on policy matters at the state and national level.
Chris previously worked as an Economic Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, crafting and advancing her legislative and policy agenda on economic issues. In this role, Chris was responsible for identifying policy opportunities and building support for policies that create economic opportunity and support small businesses. Chris has also served as Policy Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship where he oversaw the policy agenda for the Committee, including legislation, hearings, and stakeholder engagement. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Policy Studies and Political Science from Dickinson College.
Since 1993, Cinnaire has invested $4.2 billion to revitalize communities, resulting in more than $7.3 billion in community impact. A non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Cinnaire has supported 717 housing developments, provided 47,000 affordable apartment homes and created or retained more than 65,000 jobs. Headquartered in Lansing, MI, with offices in five states, Cinnaire provides access to investment funding, lending options, and title services that support community and economic development, creating stable, sustainable and vibrant communities. www.cinnaire.com