New leadership position will improve capital availability and help CRF make big impact
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) is pleased to welcome Judy Jandro to the team as the new Senior Vice President of Small Business Lending. She will be leading CRF’s small business lending team where she will be responsible for developing and implementing lending strategies, finding solutions to complex financial challenges, and growing relationships with small businesses and other CRF stakeholders. She will be overseeing CRF’s SBA 7(a) loan program, which is administered through its affiliate – CRF Small Business Loan Company as well as CRF’s other non-SBA lending activities. Besides her thorough lending experience, Judy brings a fierce dedication to supporting underinvested small businesses.
“Judy is a well-recognized finance superstar in the Twin Cities, and we are so grateful to have her join the CRF team,” said Jennifer Anderson, CRF’s President and Chief Financial Officer. “We’re excited to open the next chapter of our small business lending practice with a dedicated business development leader like Judy.”
Prior to joining CRF, Judy earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University. She is also a licensed real estate salesperson and holds board or committee positions with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the City of Community Land Trust (CLCLT), Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), and Women in Real Estate and Urban Planning (WIRED-UP).
She brings with her broad knowledge and experience with commercial lending to a variety of businesses, real estate developers and investors. In 2006, she was named “2% Lender of the Year” by the City of Minneapolis and in 2008 was a Finance and Commerce Top Woman in Finance award winner. She also led the lending programs at the Twin Cities Community Land Bank for more than four years.
“Throughout my career in the Twin Cities, I had always admired CRF’s leadership position in this market and across the country,” said Jandro. “Improving capital availability and the entire community development finance ecosystem are essential priorities to level the playing field for small business owners, and I’m excited to help CRF make an even bigger impact in the communities that need it most.”
Welcome to the CRF team, Judy!