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Stella Adams is the founder and CEO of S J Adams Consulting a full-service civil rights research and consulting firm located in Durham, NC. S J Adams Consulting provides a broad range of services to non-profit community based organizations, government and industry to assist them in meeting their fair housing, fair lending, diversity or environmental justice goals.  

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Most recently, Ms. Adams served as the Chief of Equity and Inclusion for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. The Division of Equity and Inclusion is designed to empower, organize and support economically vulnerable, individuals, communities and small businesses. Combining advocacy, organizing, technical assistance and direct services the Division promotes economically viable, sustainable, inclusive communities for all Americans free from discrimination.

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Ms. Adams is a nationally recognized expert on the Fair Housing Act and its implementing regulations. She is also a nationally respected authority on Predatory Lending and Small Business Lending Investigative techniques. Ms. Adams is cited in “The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States.”  

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Ms. Adams is a highly sought-after speaker and has appeared on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” and Al-Jazeera’s “Faultlines”. She has presented at numerous national and regional conferences sponsored by HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, The Federal Reserve Banks, and NAACP.  

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She is an “Activist” who believes in the struggle for Civil and Human Rights. She is a founding member of North Carolina’s HKonJ/Moral Monday Movement, was arrested as a member of the “Tillis 15” and is named plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of restrictive building rules imposed by the NC General Assembly.  

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Ms. Adams was honored by Legal Aid of North Carolina when they established the Stella J. Adams Fair Housing Advocacy Award (2013). She was named 2014 Woman of the Year in Civil and Human Rights by Spectacular Magazine. Ms. Adams is the recipient of the Individual Achievement Award of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (2006), the Civil Rights Award granted by the National Association of Human Rights Workers (2005) and many others.  

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Ms. Adams is married to Thomas C. Adams, III and has three children. 

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Clint Casabella is currently Senior Vice President, Strategy for The Specialty Group, Inc., an affiliate of Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, a top 5 US title insurance underwriter. The Specialty Group, Inc. is a business, idea, and product incubator that exists to bring innovation, value, and thought leadership to residential real estate, mortgage finance, and insurance industry marketplace participants. In this role, Clint is responsible for the overall goals and vision, strategic direction, and revenue generation of the various Specialty portfolio companies.

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Marcia is one of ~32 Latinas in US venture capital. At Village Capital, Marcia leads Village Capital’s U.S. FinTech and financial health practice. In the past year, Marcia helped close eight investments, supported 50+ founders, and analyzed over 500+ ventures in fintech, edtech, agtech in the U.S. and LatAm. Prior to Village Capital, Marcia was an early member of the Third Sector Capital Partners team, where she developed the first Pay for Success/Social Impact Bonds in the U.S.

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Andrew Ditton is currently Managing Director and Head of CRA Business Strategy and Execution at Citi. Mr. Ditton previously served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Citi Community Capital. Before joining Citi, Mr. Ditton served as Managing Member of Davis/Ditton LLC, an affordable housing development and syndication business in Chicago. Prior to that, Mr. Ditton was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Mr. Ditton founded and is a Director of the National Equity Fund and serves on the Board of the Community Development Trust. A graduate of Shimer College, Mr. Ditton received his Master’s degree in Urban Studies from Loyola University. Mr. Ditton is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s Graduate School of International and Public Affairs.

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A nonprofit leader and social entrepreneur, Rodney Foxworth is Executive Director of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), a network of entrepreneurial leaders working to advance equitable economic opportunities through entrepreneurship and local business ownership in marginalized communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Previously, he was CEO and Founder of Invested Impact, a consulting firm focused on economic development, philanthropy, and social innovation, and co-founder and Strategy Advisor of Impact Hub Baltimore. Prior to founding Invested Impact, Rodney was community manager at BMe, a national network of black male leaders and entrepreneurs. Rodney has also served as program manager at Job Opportunities Task Force, a policy advocacy and workforce development organization. Additionally, he has been a consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Calvert Impact Capital, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, among others.

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Rodney is a BALLE Fellow, Next City Vanguard, and Baltimore Business Journal “40 under 40” honoree. He is featured in the Washington Post bestseller, “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.” Rodney serves on the board of Justice Funders and SOCAP.

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Jose Gaztambide serves as COO for Interapt. Jose joined Interapt from Quantified Ventures, where he structured and launched Social Impact Bond and Pay for Success contracts. Jose previously worked for McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in retail, financial services, and private equity, and focused on due diligence, merger integration, and organizational design.

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Jose has an MBA from Cornell University where he was a Roy H Park Leadership Fellow, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, focusing on business development and supporting local entrepreneurs. Jose began his career at CEMEX USA as a strategic planning analyst.

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Jose has swum the English Channel and Alcatraz without a wetsuit, and traveled cross-country on a self supported cycling trip. Jose lives in Louisville, KY with his fiance and their dog, Magi, and is an avid baseball fan.

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John is an award-winning reporter for American Banker, a financial trade publication based in New York and Washington, D.C. His coverage has been cited by the Washington Post, Politico, and Axios as well as in legal briefs and curricula. John’s primary expertise is in the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and international regulatory bodies.

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In 2018 John wrote and created a ten-part podcast series called Nobody’s Home, examining the causes of and potential solutions to concentrated vacant housing in American communities. The year-long project involved interviewing scores of activists, elected officials, academics and ordinary people for whom vacant housing is a critical challenge.

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Prior to joining American Banker, John covered the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for Argus Media and the Environmental Protection Agency for Inside Washington Publishers. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2005 and lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.

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Cathy Hinko is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition. MHC facilitates research based advocacy for fair and affordable housing in the Louisville MSA. MHC also operates a $700,000 loan pool for non-profit housing developers and is involved with launching a Community Development Financial Institution. 

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Cathy is the former Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Jefferson County. She created the partnership for the first program in the nation to allow households to use a Section 8 voucher payment to help purchase a home. Cathy received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University. She was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow with Legal Services in Jackson, Tennessee and came to Louisville to practice housing law with the Legal Aid Society in 1983. 

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Lisa Brones Huber is the government and community relations manager for Duke Energy in Southern Indiana. In her role, Lisa works with local government officials, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, schools and other customers managing stakeholder relationships in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott and Switzerland counties in southern Indiana.  She has a wide range of responsibilities including promoting energy efficiency, helping customers resolve issues, employee engagement through volunteerism, sponsoring events and programs for area nonprofits and management and grant administration for the Duke Energy Foundation in Southern Indiana.

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Prior to working for Duke Energy, Lisa owned a public relations consulting firm providing strategic communications counsel for corporate and not-for-profit organizations throughout the region. She was an attorney and director of client relations at one of Louisville’s largest law firms, where she oversaw community and media relations and corporate giving and assisted attorneys and clients with crisis communications. She also started and grew a public relations department for a governmental affairs firm, which became one of Louisville’s largest public relations agencies.  Lisa has also earned recognition for her work as a television news reporter and anchor at WHAS-TV in Louisville and several other TV news stations in Iowa.

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Lisa serves on the board of directors as past chair for One Southern Indiana, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana board, and the operating board for Align Southern Indiana.

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Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from the University of Iowa with high distinction. She subsequently earned her juris doctor degree with distinction from the university’s College of Law. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Southern Indiana Discover program.

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Nikki Jackson is senior vice president and regional executive of the St. Louis Fed’s Louisville Branch, which serves metro Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky. She is also a member of the Bank’s Management Committee. As leader of the Branch, she connects the public, business leaders, community bankers, community development organizations, and educators—the groups representing Main Street—to the Fed. Jackson previously held positions in health care and law, including for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Charter Schools USA. In her positions, she focused on strategic planning, community partnerships, succession planning, recruitment and retention, and labor negotiations. She is considerably involved in the Louisville community serving on several boards. She was recently selected as a top 100 notable financial executive in The Business Journals’ Influencers: Finance list. Jackson holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University.

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Bruce Katz is the Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University in Philadelphia and is the coauthor of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism. Previously he served as inaugural Centennial Scholar at Brookings Institution and as vice president and director of Brooking’s Metropolitan Policy Program for 20 years. He is a member of the RSA City Growth Commission in the United Kingdom and a Visiting Professor in Practice at London School of Economics. Katz previously served as chief of staff to the secretary of Housing and Urban Development and staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs. Katz co-led the Obama administration’s housing and urban transition team. He is coauthor of The Metropolitan Revolution and The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism,  editor or coeditor of several books on urban and metropolitan issues, and a frequent media commentator.  

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At Caprock, Robert advises some of the most influential and catalytical impact investors to steward investment assets towards financial and impact objectives.  He is also a member of the Investment Committee at the firm and leads due diligence on impact investments. Additionally, Robert serves as an LP Advisory Board Member of a leading private debt impact fund. Prior to joining the Caprock Group, Robert advised and invested in social enterprises across education, healthcare, food, and financials sectors. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from University of Michigan.

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The Caprock Group is a multi-family office and an impact investing pioneer managing several billion dollars as an outsourced CIO & CFO for our clients.  Caprock also developed a proprietary impact reporting software to help clients evaluate the impact across the portfolio. Given the firm’s commitment to helping clients create positive impact, Caprock was recently named to the first Real Leaders 100 and received B Lab’s recognition for “Best for Customers” and “Best for the World: Changemakers”. The Caprock Group is also a founding B Corp member. 

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Graham serves as Senior Program Officer for Impact Investing at the Ford Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for developing the team’s grant-making strategy and coordinating it closely with our program-related investment.

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Prior to joining Ford, Graham was Director of Corporate Citizenship Partnerships at Citigroup. As director, Graham worked with Citi’s myriad businesses to drive economic and social impact with clients and other key stakeholders while contributing to Citi's broader citizenship reporting requirements.

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Beth McFarland was named to her current position in January 2017. She has more than 20 years of experience in the electric utility industry.

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McFarland joined LG&E and KU in 1997 as an engineer in power delivery. She previously worked three co-ops at Bellsouth Communications and several years at Ford Motor Company’s Kentucky truck plant, where she held positions in both engineering and operations. 

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In 2007, after advancing through various engineering positions with LG&E and KU, McFarland was promoted to the position of lead engineer on the Louisville Arena Project, completing engineering and design of a major LG&E substation in downtown Louisville. In 2010, McFarland was promoted to manager of Substation Construction and Maintenance where she managed personnel and activities in Electric Distribution Operations. Her duties included substation construction and maintenance, field operations, transformer services, and substation engineering and design. In 2013, McFarland was promoted to director of Asset Management for Electric Distribution Operations where she directed strategic, tactical and business plan activities for the company’s electric system engineering and planning, asset strategy, substation engineering and design, asset information, distribution operations support, and electric substation construction and maintenance. 

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In her current role, McFarland has a wide range of responsibilities for the customer relationship including metering, customer call center operations, marketing, revenue collection, economic development, customer renewable energy offerings, electric vehicle charging strategy, corporate security, business continuity and overall energy efficiency operations.

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McFarland holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville J. B. Speed Scientific School and is a graduate of the Louisville Ignite class of 2008. She also completed the Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 2017.

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Jon Needell joined Kairos Investment Management Company in 2006 and has served as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Needell is currently President and Chief Investment Officer, responsible for overseeing acquisition and development underwriting and analyses, dispositions, and asset management. Mr. Needell also oversees all strategic and business planning, sourcing and structuring of construction, mini-perm, permanent debt, and joint venture equity financing, financial reporting, and lender and equity partner relations.

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From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Needell was the Investment Director and Chief Financial Officer of Schnitzer West (formerly Schnitzer Northwest), a commercial real estate investment and development firm based in Bellevue, Washington. While at Schnitzer, Mr. Needell was responsible for the sourcing and structuring of the firm’s debt and equity financing efforts as well as its lender and equity partner relations.

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Prior to Schnitzer, Mr. Needell served at Merrill Lynch & Co. as Director – Corporate Finance Group in the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Needell started at Merrill Lynch in 1992 and held several positions in the Real Estate Group, Investment Banking Division, prior to moving to the Corporate Finance Group in 2000. At Merrill Lynch he developed and maintained client relationships relating to corporate finance products with a special focus on real estate. In addition, he worked extensively in capital raising activities and deal structuring and negotiation. During his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Needell executed on over fifty transactions with an aggregate value of over $15 billion. These transactions included mergers and acquisitions or strategic private equity and PIPE investments, structured and convertible bond offerings, unsecured debt and preferred equity offerings, public secondary and add-on equity offerings, secured debt and commercial mortgage backed securities offerings, and several initial, secondary, and add-on public offerings of equity in real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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Mr. Needell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Economics and History from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Needell serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), the Board of Directors of Sterling Realty Organization, and the Board of Trustees of Stratton Mountain School. Mr. Needell is also a four-time Ironman.

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Jeremy Potter is responsible for Strategy & Innovation within the Quicken Loans Capital Markets team. The Strategy & Innovation team explores new product offerings, advises the company on housing and credit policy, investigates emerging technologies & Fintech, and provide market research and intelligence on the industry. Potter joined Quicken Loans in 2016 as an Associate Counsel on the Legal Team. In that role, Potter was responsible for a variety of legal, regulatory compliance, state legislative affairs and consumer protection matters within Quicken. His responsibilities included Rocket Mortgage, One Reverse Mortgage Company, and counter party management on M&A activity, state regulatory exams and state legislative and regulatory changes. 

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Potter has also served as Chair to the Mortgage Bankers Association State Legislative and Regulatory Committee and a committee member for the Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee. Potter has previously served MBA on the GSE Working Group and RESPA/TILA Task Force. In addition, Potter is a member of the Board of Directors for CATIC Financial Inc. headquartered in Rocky Hill, CT. Prior to Quicken Loans, Potter was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Norcom Mortgage in Avon, CT.

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Potter is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While a law student, Potter published a note titled Legal Education and Moneyball: Winning the Game of Law School Assessment in the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal. A frequent speaker, panelist and contributor in the mortgage industry, Potter has been published in Mortgage Compliance Magazine, Scotsman Guide, National Mortgage Professional Magazine and his letter to the editor was published in The New York Times. He is currently working on a blog at http://www.medium.com/@jeremydpotter.

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Rachel Reilly recently joined the Economic Innovation Group, supporting communities, policymakers, and investors in their collective efforts to catalyze economic dynamism through Opportunity Zones and other forward-thinking policies. Prior to that, Rachel was the Director of Impact Investing at Enterprise Community Partners where she expanded opportunities for people and businesses to invest in their communities. Rachel was at the helm of Enterprise’s engagement with Opportunity Zones at enactment, and her portfolio of work included leading Enterprise’s $100 million debt offering – the Impact Note – in addition to policy and advocacy activities related to impact investing. She has a Master’s in Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland, and recently served two terms as an elected representative in Washington, D.C.

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Keeley Stingel has a passion for pathways out of poverty and helping the underserved. Stingel serves as the Executive Director of the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana. In that role, Stingel builds consensus among community leaders and generates community buy-in in the effort to address homelessness in Southern Indiana. As an alumna of the 21st Century Scholars program, Stingel serves on the program’s Advisory Council for the Commission for Higher Education where she works to identify ways to better engage scholars. Stingel serves on the Indiana Youth Institute Board of Directors and is responsible for strategic visioning and financial oversight of the statewide organization.

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Stingel possesses a Bachelor’s of Science from Purdue University and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Indiana University. Prior to working with the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana, Stingel with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. She also worked for a nonprofit Community Action Agency and has spent three years working in youth development. She has served on the Governor’s Opportunity Zones Advisory Group, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board, and Indiana Historic Pathways Board. Stingel is also an alumna of the Lugar Series. Keeley, her husband, Brett, and daughters, Quinn and Spencer, reside in Washington County, where they love to try new local restaurants, have bonfires, and spend time with family.

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As a Wealth Advisor, Cary Hearn helps his clients take a comprehensive, strategic approach to financial planning even in the early stages of asset accumulation. Utilizing an in-depth financial needs assessment and in partnership with BB&T specialists in Banking, Strategic Credit, Risk Management, Investments and Trust & Estate Planning, he develops recommendations tailored to his clients’ needs, priorities and preferences.

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Cary attended Centre College, earning a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Spanish and earned a M.B.A. from Bellarmine University. He currently maintains the Series 7, Series 66 and insurance licenses. He is also a member of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System, holding NMLS #421228. He is very active in the community, serving as the Chairman of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Heart Association, and on the board of directors for the Kentucky Opera and the Metro Housing Authority. He has been in banking for more than 15 years.

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BB&T Corporation ranks among the nation’s largest financial institutions, with approximately $220.3 billion in assets, market capitalization of $37 billion, and more than 2,000 branches in 15 states and Washington, D.C. Formed in 1872 and headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T has a long-standing record of financial stability and enduring core values focused on excellence in client service.

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Tim Harris is a Creative Principle at Access Ventures. He joined the team in 2015. Before joining Access Ventures, Tim worked as a photojournalist for American City Business Journals in Louisville. His work has been published in national publications including The New York Times and the FADER. 

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Tim has a B.A. in Photojournalism from Western Kentucky University, where he also studied entrepreneurship.

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He is passionate about creating visual stories and marketing campaigns that tell the real stories of impact within our organization and portfolio companies. Tim has been married to his wife Dani since 2012 and they have a labradoodle named Oslo. He enjoys playing golf and fly-fishing.

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Moses Icyishaka is passionate about business models that trap financial success and social impact in a positively correlated relationship.

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He is fortunate to be tasked with identifying and supporting companies that have captured this correlation. Prior to joining Access Ventures, Moses was part of the investment team at Chrysalis Ventures, an early to growth stage venture capital firm, and led the business strategy efforts of Edj Analytics, a company within the Chrysalis portfolio.

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Derek Henricks joined Access Ventures in 2018 as a member of the operations team. 

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Prior to joining Access Ventures, Derek was on staff at a Louisville church. He was also an Army Reservist based out of Fort Knox, KY. Before moving to Louisville, he served for six years as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army with assignments in Washington State, Colorado, and Afghanistan.

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Derek holds a B.S. in American Politics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and he is currently a master’s student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Derek is married to Kara and they have four kids. In his spare time, he enjoys running and making memories with the family. Derek and Kara both grew up in central Illinois.

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David joined Access Ventures in 2013 after spending seven years in the Energy and Mortgage industries. A career shift towards small business support was spurred on by an increasing fascination with local economies, entrepreneurial tendencies and a desire to be closer the outcomes of his work. In 2018 David co-founded Lenderfit, a FinTech solution that reduces the number of days from application to close for small business loans. Lenderfit helps lenders grow their portfolio with a modern front-end experience that their clients expect. 

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David's primary responsibility at Access Ventures is the creation and implementation of access to capital solutions with innovative risk mitigation strategies. In January 2014, he became a Kiva Fellow. Kiva is a non-profit organization that crowdfunds micro-loans for entrepreneurs in the United States and around the world. Through multiple Kiva City initiatives, and in house products like our Growth Loan, his work has increased access to more than $2m in equitable capital for hundreds of entrepreneurs.

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David graduated from Georgetown College in 2006, and has lived in Kentucky ever since. In 2017 David became a Business First 40 under 40 honoree, and was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky that same year. He is also active in his local congregation, and volunteers with the Metro United Way as a member of the Community Impact Cabinet.

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David is married to Kelly and they have 2 sons together. David enjoys woodworking, camping, and meals with friends.

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Ben Terry is a Partner at Access Ventures. He joined the team in early 2014 to lead the creation and development of the Access Ventures brand. As a human-centered design enthusiast, Ben provides creative support to our portfolio companies and initiatives. He leads the creative team to create empathetic stories that highlight the impact of our investments.

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In addition, Ben heads our Creative Economy initiative that features programs like VSCO Voices which funds creators who give voice to marginalized communities through art. He also is the founder and host of CreativeMornings in Louisville, a program that brings together 450 creatives at a monthly local event that inspires and challenges them to be better.

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Ben is a graduate of the University of Georgia (BA) and has received a Master of Arts at Southern. He has also completed programs with Stanford and IDEO on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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TJ Abood is the Investment Partner at Access Ventures. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, TJ spent eight years with a small-cap private equity fund, operating a consolidation strategy.

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In addition to his investment strategy and acquisition experience, TJ has also managed financial operations at scale and held numerous institutional banking positions. TJ has a B.S. in Accounting from Miami University, an Entrepreneurship MBA from the University of Louisville, and has also completed post-graduate work at Harvard Business School. 

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TJ is married to Coral Abood and they have two children. Their family can often be found on the soccer field or serving within their community.

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Abby Ivory is a Manager at the Sorenson Impact Center. She currently works with Senior Director Paul Brown to develop a student-run fixed impact fund that will be housed at the University of Utah.

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Prior to joining the center, Abby worked at Equilibrium Capital, where she first began researching the development of green bonds. While pursuing an MBA, Abby then chose to focus on sustainability, with specific emphasis on green bonds. Her research recently resulted in a public article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 

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Abby has a Masters in Business Administration from the David Eccles School of Business and B.S. in International Studies from the University of Utah.

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Allie serves as the CEO at Village Capital, bringing more than 16 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and innovators at the intersection of tech and social change. She previously served as a senior executive at Revolution and the Case Foundation, the venture capital firm and private family foundation created by former AOL executives Jean and Steve Case, where she led the organization’s communications and marketing teams. She also held positions at Discovery, AOL and Atlas Venture among others.  Allie is a graduate of Boston University and holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Anthony D. Smith – Executive Director, Cities United - a national mayor lead initiative focused on eliminating the violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.  Before joining Cities United, Anthony led the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods for Mayor Fischer and the city of Louisville.  Anthony is committed to creating positive outcomes for all youth, with a focus on young black men and boys.  Throughout his professional career, Anthony has made it a priority to cultivate up and coming leaders.

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Currently serving on the board of directors for Million Hoodies Movement for Justices and community leadership council for Community Justice Action Fund.

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Anthony was born and raised in Louisville, KY – earned his BA from Northern Kentucky University.  He is married to Devonya and has three boys – Kendrick, Haig and Chase.

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Ben Hecht is the President & CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of eighteen of the world’s leading foundations, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates, Ford and Rockefeller foundations, and financial institutions, such as Bank of America, Prudential and Citigroup, who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities. Under Ben’s leadership, the organization has established a new data driven, model of social change that brings together local business, government, philanthropic and community leaders to disrupt long-obsolete systems and focus on achieving needle-moving results. The organization’s $40 million loan fund has been selected as one of the world’s top 50 impact investment funds for six consecutive years. Its network of local public sector leaders from forty cities is spreading and adopting a new culture of municipal innovation and re-imagining the relationship between government and citizens.

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Ben received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and his CPA from the State of Maryland. He currently chairs Duke University’s Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Advisory Council and sits on the National Advisory Board for StriveTogether. He previously served as founding chair of EveryoneOn, a national initiative founded by the Federal Communications Commission to connect low-income Americans to digital opportunity and as Finance Committee chair and Treasurer for the Georgetown Day School (GDS) board of trustees. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide in the area of Urban Policy and as a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Fellow.

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Before starting Access Ventures, Bryce Butler was the Executive Director of the BlueSky Network, a venture philanthropy family office in Southern Indiana with activities around the world. Bryce was also the Executive Producer of a BBOY for Life, a documentary set in Guatemala City that premiered at the United Nations in April 2014. Previously, Bryce worked in Organizational Design & Development at Samtec and served as an Executive Pastor at one of the 50 fastest growing churches in the US. He served on active duty for four years as Captain with the US Army Armor Branch. He has an M.A. in Theology and a B.S. in Economics. Bryce teaches Social Enterprise as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Kentucky.

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Bryce serves on multiple boards, including Village Capital, a firm that has conducted over 60 early-stage programs around the world and made 100+ investments to-date, Greater Louisville, Inc, and the M1 Network. Most recently, Bryce was appointed to the Community Development Advisory Council of the St. Louis Federal Reserve and was an inaugural 2018  Rubinger Community Fellow with LISC.

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He is married to Bethany and they have 4 children.

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Kate is a senior leader and strategic thinker with more than 14 years of experience at the intersection of emerging market entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and impact investing. She’s an expert in relationship management, business development, and marketing for global development and social enterprise. 

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At the Autodesk Foundation she’s responsible for developing and implementing a global marketing and communications program that engages and inspires entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as others in the design community, to create positive impact with Autodesk. She also leads the development of brand partnerships and global public relations efforts to drive greater brand affinity in key markets. She’s published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and the Aspen Ideas Magazine and is a regular speaker at key industry events.

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Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Providence College and a Master of Arts in Social Enterprise from American University’s School of International Service.

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