Community Reinvestment Fund, USA Names Experienced HR Leader Charity Vickers Chief People Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. October 26, 2022 — Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), a national, non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to improve lives and strengthen communities through innovative financial solutions, has named Charity Vickers its chief people officer.

With a 20-year history of leading HR for several prominent insurance companies, Vickers will now lead all aspects of CRF’s human resource function, including talent management, compensation, benefits, and training, development and performance management. Vickers will also continue CRF’s efforts to promote employee experiences that create a work culture of inclusion and quality employee engagement, all with the goal of advancing CRF’s mission.

“Charity is a leader in the HR field with tremendous experience building inclusive and engaged organizational cultures,” said Jennifer Anderson, president and chief financial officer of CRF, “We are excited for her to join the CRF team and begin working with her to broaden and refine CRF’s inclusive HR strategies that advance our mission.”

Prior to joining CRF, Vickers served as VP of HR for CONNECT, an insurance provider marketplace powered by American Family Insurance. Vickers led efforts to separate and integrate the CONNECT workforce as a new subsidiary of American Family and also built out the organization’s DEI function through established connections with local community members.

“I’m a big believer in people, and I’m thrilled to work with an innovative organization like CRF that puts people first,” said Vickers. “The talent at CRF is top notch, and I’m grateful to be working with such a creative and dedicated team. I can’t wait to be a part of CRF’s future and help them on their way toward creating a just economy that works for all.”

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