Lori Chatman is a senior vice president of Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., and serves as president of the Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. Lori is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy for Enterprise to raise and deploy capital through large-scale national, regional and local debt funds as well as New Markets Tax Credit equity. She also leads Enterprise’s capital innovation practice.
Lori joined Enterprise in November 2004 with more than 15 years of community development experience. Prior to her current position, she was the senior vice president and chief credit officer of the Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Enterprise’s U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Before joining Enterprise, Lori was the director of lending for the Calvert Social Investment Foundation (now Calvert Impact Capital), where she managed their portfolio of loans to CDFIs, community development corporations, community service organizations and international microfinance institutions. Lori was also responsible for delivering a broad menu of portfolio and asset management services under contractual arrangements with a host of institutional investors, including administering several portfolios of loans funded by these investors.
Lori began her community development career with NCB Development Corporation (now Capital Impact Partners), where she spent several years as a lender prior to assuming responsibility for the management and strategic direction of the
organization’s national lending programs in cooperative affordable housing, charter schools, community health care and community and economic development.
Lori serves as a board member of Appalachian Community Capital, a 17-member CDFI committed to meeting the credit needs of rural Appalachia. She is also a member of Capital One’s Community Advisory Council, Northern Trust’s CDE Advisory Committee and Chase’s New Market Corporation Advisory Board. Lori is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), a national network of CDFIs investing in opportunities that benefit low- income, low-wealth and other disadvantaged communities across America.