Announcing Two Promotions and New Faces at OFN!

Congratulations to Christopher Chaplin who has been promoted from Senior Associate to Investment Officer and Khalid Sarwary who has been promoted from Senior Credit Analyst to Investment Officer at OFN.

In his new capacity, Christopher will be responsible for underwriting, due diligence, and credit approval for new loans and investments to member CDFIs. Christopher will maintain responsibility for portfolio management of outstanding loans.

In his transition to Investment Officer, Khalid will assume the same responsibilities as Christopher. He will retain oversight responsibilities for credit analysis, application submissions, and ongoing compliance activities related to OFN’s role as a qualified issuer under the Bond Guarantee Program.

We have also had a host of new faces join OFN’s veterans at our Washington D.C. headquarters. Welcome to all the new members of our OFN team!

Alba Castillo – Senior Associate, Programs
Joined April 2019

Jamal Habibi – Senior Associate, Public Policy
Joined March 2019

Mary Scott Hardwick – Senior Associate, Public Policy
Joined March 2019

Brent Howell – Senior Associate, Knowledge Sharing
Joined October 2018

Victoria Kennedy – Executive Assistant to COO/Knowledge Sharing
Joined November 2018

Amir Kirkwood – Chief Lending and Investment Officer
Joined January 2019

Aaron Lewis – Associate, Loan Administrator
Joined December 2018

Anthony Wilder Puzzuoli – Associate, Member Services Specialist
Joined March 2019

Caroline Valvardi – Senior Associate, Strategic Communications
Joined February 2019

“OFN’s talented staff are committed to supporting the work CDFIs do nationwide to create opportunity in underserved rural, urban, and Native communities. Our recent additions come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for our work. I hope you will come to one of our upcoming events, such as OFN’s Regional Meetings, the Small Business Finance Forum, and the OFN Conference, so that you can meet them in person and exchange ideas on how to advance the field!” said Lisa Mensah, OFN’s president and CEO.

Learn more about OFN’s leadership and staff.