Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Frank Altman

President and CEO, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA


Frank Altman is President and CEO of Community Reinvestment Fund, USA. He co-founded CRF in 1988 and used it to pioneer the development of a secondary market for community and economic development loans. Under Altman's leadership, CRF has grown from a small firm to a national organization serving community-based lenders throughout the country. CRF has provided more than $1 billion to over 750 communities across the nation. In addition, Altman is on the Executive Committee of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition, which he founded to initiate a federal tax credit to encourage private investment in low-income communities. He also serves on the boards of the Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions, RAIN Source Capital, the Social Investment Forum and Franklin National Bank in Minneapolis. Altman received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree from the University of Minnesota′s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.


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