October 10 is election day for the OFN Board!

In person at the OFN Annual Conference or by proxy, OFN members will vote to fill five open seats on OFN’s Board of Directors. The seven candidates are CDFI practitioners with the experience and vision to help our industry grow.

We are excited to share their platforms with you today at Meet the Candidates. Visit the site to learn more about the 2018 candidates for the OFN Board:

David Beck, Policy Director, Self-Help (Durham, NC)

Betsy Biemann, Chief Executive Officer, CEI (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, President, Bankers Small Business CDC of California (San Diego, CA)

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

We urge all OFN members to participate in shaping the OFN Board and influencing the industry by voting at on October 10 during the Membership Meeting at the Conference in Chicago. If you can’t make it to the Conference, contact Seth Julyan to vote by proxy!


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