Today Annie Donovan announced her departure from the CDFI Fund.
Donovan's accomplishments at the Fund are numerous. During her five years as director, she oversaw tremendous growth in the agency's funding and programming and the largest ever CDFI Program award round. Integrating more data into policy-making was a top priority for Donovan, and under her leadership, the Fund modernized their online reporting systems with the transition to AMIS. Donovan and her team also awarded the largest ever NMTC allocation, the $7 billion 2015/2016 Super Round, and she made it happen without much in the way of additional resources.
Donovan leaves the Fund in good hands. Her replacement, Jodie Harris joins the Fund from the Department of Treasury where she serves as Director of Small Business, Community Development, and Housing Policy. Harris previously ran the BEA program and served as an adviser to former CDFI Fund Director Donna Gambrell.
"She has worked in policy and finance, and she has a great lens of skills and experience for the job. One of the hardest parts of the jobs is to align the CDFI fund within the Department of Treasury, and Jodie will be masterful at that," said Donovan today at the NMTC Coalition's Annual Conference.
We wish Annie well and we expect to see great things from her in the future.