Annie Donovan, head of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI Fund), recently announced her departure after serving four years as director. Before joining the CDFI Fund, Donovan served as the Chief Operating Officer for Capital Impact Partners for 18 years.
“Annie brought a wealth of industry knowledge to the CDFI Fund, but she also took the time to travel and meet with CDFIs across the country to learn even more. Her experience and leadership in the industry has been indispensable,” said Joe Neri, IFF’s Chief Executive Officer. “She really drove home the importance of growth and impact to enable CDFIs to better serve their communities, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.”
Under Donovan’s leadership, the CDFI Fund launched an ambitious five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan aims to grow the Fund and increase its impact, better capture data to enhance decision-making, transform the application process to make things easier for network members, promote the work of CDFIs to those outside of the industry, and increase workforce engagement at the Fund.
Jodie Harris will serve as the new director of the CDFI Fund. Harris previously served as the director of the Office of Small Business, Community Development and Affordable Housing Policy within the Treasury Department.