IFF Staff News: Lieberman promoted to Senior Vice President for Capital Solutions; Johnson hired as Director of Lending in Indianapolis

IFF Staff News: Lieberman promoted to Senior Vice President for Capital Solutions; Johnson hired as Director of Lending in Indianapolis

IFF has promoted Dana Lieberman to Senior Vice President for Capital Solutions, a position that provides broad, executive-level oversight of the organization’s regional nonprofit financing program. She manages a team of 25+ professionals working in loan origination, portfolio management, and structured finance across IFF’s footprint in the Midwest.

Ms. Lieberman joined IFF in 2012 as Director of Compliance and Investor Programs, responsible for managing and coordinating IFF’s investor relationships, compliance initiatives, and New Markets Tax Credits-related activities. She was promoted in 2013 to Managing Director of Lending, with responsibilities for the leadership and management of the loan origination program and staff across IFF’s footprint.

Prior to joining IFF, Ms. Lieberman was Chief Operating Officer of a social enterprise bakery and transitional jobs training program affiliated with a Chicago social service agency. She began her career in commercial banking and spent 13 years with LaSalle Bank and Bank of America in Chicago.

She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She serves on the Loan Committee and Community Advisory Committee for Partners for the Common Good, a community development financial institution based in D.C.

Nicholas Johnson was hired as IFF’s Director of Lending in Indianapolis, responsible for leading IFF’s lending activities throughout Indiana as well as metro Louisville. Mr. Johnson will lead business development and loan structuring for the market, as well as collaborate with IFF’s Indiana-based real estate consulting team.

Mr. Johnson was most recently a program officer for LISC – Indianapolis, where he oversaw lending activities citywide for a variety of development projects as well as neighborhood resources and catalyst projects in the Near-West and Near-Eastside. He has more than 13 years of experience in economic development, business development, finance, and both site selection and site development, having served in several public, private, and nonprofit positions in Indiana, Louisiana, and Texas.

In the community, Mr. Johnson supports the YMCA and the Community Development Advisory Committee for the Purdue Extension of Marion County. Additionally, he works with the Environmental Law Society and the Black Law Student Association at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army for 4 years before being honorably discharged with several medals and commendations. He earned his B.A. and M.P.A. from Texas State University, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in public policy from Southern University/A&M College at Baton Rouge and a J.D./M.B.A. from Indiana University Indianapolis. Through the National Development Council, Mr. Johnson is also a certified community development finance professional.

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