Reza Aghamirzadeh is EVP and Director of Community Development at Citizens Bank. He oversees all of the company’s Community Development and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program management activities, including affordable lending and investment programs, community outreach, and regulatory compliance requirements. Since 2013, Citizens Community Development Group has committed more than $2 billion in loans and investments to support the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing and economic revitalization activities. These efforts have resulted in more than 15,000 new or rehabilitated housing units and development of more than 400,000 square feet of commercial space in low- and moderate-income communities served by Citizens.
Prior to joining Citizens Bank, he was the Senior Vice President and Manager for Community Development at Huntington Bank, overseeing the company’s CRA related efforts, including community outreach, regulatory compliance and community lending and investment programs.
Altogether, Aghamirzadeh has more than 20 years of experience in community development and 25 years of experience in financial services. Over the course of his career, he has helped establish Community Development infrastructures for several of the leading financial services firms in the country, resulting in the channeling of billions of dollars in support of housing and economic development.
He holds bachelor degrees in accounting and psychology from Portland State University and a M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota.