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City First Bank Appoints Lisa Green Hall to Board of Directors

A former director for an overseas-based asset management firm has been appointed to the City First Bank board of directors.

Lisa Green Hall, who worked abroad for three years in Amsterdam and is currently a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center, brings 25 years of expertise in economic justice, social impact and community development finance to her new post.

“I’m excited to be a part of an organization with such a deep commitment to mission, impact, and equitable development that promotes inclusive economies, through impact investing, in the Washington, D.C., region” Hall said. “City First’s track record of delivering mission and financial results is truly inspiring and an honor to be a part of especially during its 25th anniversary.”

Hall also recently joined the Case Foundation as a Senior Fellow to lead the organization’s impact investing work. Using the tools of impact investing and philanthropy, she has served in executive roles across multiple sectors both on the United States and abroad.

Brian Argrett, City First Bank president/CEO, said the board is proud to welcome Hall.

“She’s been an indelible pioneer and thought leader to the impact investment industry,” Argrett said. “City First bridges the gap of economic disparity by financing under-resourced communities through impact investments. Lisa will help us advance innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges, bringing deep insight of the value of inclusive communities, with incredible results working with the philanthropic investment community.”

Meanwhile, Hall also served as president and CEO of the Calvert Foundation from 2010 to 2013, following her tenure as head of the investment portfolio from 2005 to 2010.

In addition, she served in President Bill Clinton’s administration in 1999 as a policy advisory at the National Economic Council where she worked on the creation of the New Markets Tax Credit program.

Hall, a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington class of 2008, serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity International as well as the Investment Committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and is a member of the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

A 2003 participant in the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, Hall earned a master’s degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

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