Following an extensive national search, OFN is thrilled to announce that Harold B. Pettigrew Jr. has been selected to serve as the next president and CEO.
Pettigrew brings 20 years of experience in community and economic development, having spent his entire professional career working to expand economic opportunity and capital access for communities that need it most. For the past seven years, he has led the successful growth and transformation of OFN member Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) to become a thriving CDFI serving small businesses throughout the D.C. region.
Pettigrew assumes this new role at a crucial time for the CDFI industry and for OFN, which is poised for accelerated growth, deeper impact, and greater influence.
“Harold is a tremendous leader and the right person to build on this momentum,” said OFN Board Chair Donna Gambrell. “We are delighted that Harold is bringing his deep economic development experience and commitment to equitable economic opportunity to OFN. Harold has qualities that are so critical to this unique position and industry, among them expertise, passion, vision, and determination.”
Pettigrew will serve as OFN’s third president and CEO and will assume the role in June 2023.
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