Executive Director Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
He utilizes 30 years of experience to advance a neighborhood-driven agenda of economic growth, incorporated in 1988 to provide a response to the financial institutions’ practice of redlining and to be a watchdog for the Community Reinvestment Act, PCRG works for community resources through Policy, Programs, and Capital initiatives. PCRG’s work has resulted in partnerships like Fannie Mae purchase of $600 million in LMI mortgage portfolios, “Ain’t I A Woman” housing initiative to African American women, and community banks, and public partners to introduce creative mortgage products in undeserved neighborhoods. Such programs have led financial institutions reinvesting more than $5 billion in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. He has also completed or assisted in Pittsburgh redevelopment through the development of affordable housing and economic development totaling about $1 billion dollars. He has chaired Pittsburgh’s Historic Review Commission, a former board member of Kelley Strayhorn Theater, and Community Human Services. He served on Governor Wolf’s transition team as a member of the Banking and Securities Committee. He currently serving as a board member of Highland Park CDC and was appointed member to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Community Advisory Council, Huntington National Bank Community Advisory Board and Vice Chair of National Community Reinvestment Coalition.