Meet Our Staff

Our Dedicated Staff of Local Community Experts

Our Dedicated Staff of Local Community Experts

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    Jeremy Cullimore, Director of Communications & Outreach

    Jeremy Cullimore

    Director of Communications and Outreach,

    Mr. Jeremy Cullimore, Director of Communications and Outreach, manages the planning and execution of Wacif’s strategic outreach. Mr. Cullimore joined Wacif in 2009. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he studied U.S. history. After graduating in 2007, Jeremy spent a year as a LISC AmeriCorps member where he worked in community development, helping spur and organize residents, businesses and local government to work together to face local community problems and to create lasting solutions. As a student and then alumni advisor at UCSD, Mr. Cullimore organized and participated in a number of international and domestic volunteer projects including ones in Villa El Salvador, Peru, and at California National Parks. Mr. Cullimore is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street, acting as Treasurer since joining in 2015.

    In his spare time, Mr. Cullimore enjoys watching the Detroit Lions win on Sunday, riding Capital Bikeshare and reading.

  • Kevin Fryatt, Director of Finance and Administration

    Kevin Fryatt

    Director of Finance & Administration,

    Mr. Kevin Fryatt, Director of Finance and Administration, joined Wacif in 2017. Kevin is a member of the senior management team responsible for providing leadership for Wacif’s financial and business functions. Kevin comes to Wacif with deep experience within the broader financial inclusion space. Over the past decade, Kevin has served in a variety of senior leadership and technical roles as the Director of the Risk Management Initiative in Microfinance (RIM), Director of Advisory Services at MFX Solutions, and Microfinance Technical Advisor at World Relief. Kevin also actively serves as the Risk Management Subject Matter Expert within Accion’s Africa Board Fellowship program. His career within financial inclusion spans the areas of financial management, technical assistance, governance, risk management, institution building, and standards setting within 20+ countries globally. In addition, Kevin served on the board of directors of financial institutions and other organizations in Burundi, DRC, Liberia, Kosovo, and the United States.

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    Tim Hampton, Entrepreneurship Coach & Loan Officer

    Tim Hampton

    Entrepreneurship Coach & Loan Officer

    Mr. Tim Hampton, Wacif’s Entrepreneurship Coach and Loan Officer works closely with clients as an entrepreneurship coach, trainer, and loan underwriter, and also takes a lead on policy advocacy. Mr. Hampton joined WACIF in 2013. He managed the Enterprise DC program to support unemployed DC residents seeking to start businesses, and he created and currently leads the Ascend Capital Accelerator, an intensive entrepreneurship training program. Previously, Mr. Hampton served as the Digital Arts Director at VisArts, an organization that creates artistic opportunities for the community. In this role, Mr. Hampton planned and coordinated technology classes, supervised instructors, and established the Youth Design Team – a business internship program that enables students to produce technology solutions for small businesses and nonprofits while learning web design and screen printing. Prior to his work at VisArts, Mr. Hampton coordinated special education technology projects at the Academy for Educational Development, including the launch of Mr. Hampton has also been a public school teacher, college instructor, Wired Woods teacher, and, as a District of Columbia resident, is an advocate for D.C. voting rights. Mr. Hampton is a graduate of Carleton College.

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    Ian Lawrence, Director of Lending

    Ian Lawrence

    Director of Lending,

    Mr. Ian Lawrence, Director of Lending, manages Wacif’s lending activities. Mr. Lawrence joined Wacif in 2012. Prior to joining Wacif, he was a consultant with Blue Cloud Technologies, and a Business Services Officer with BB&T. Mr. Lawrence holds a Bachelor in the Science of Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida and a Master in Business Administration from Duke University.

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    William Luck, Community Development Lending Officer

    William Luck

    Community Development Lending Officer

    Mr. William Luck, Community Development Lending Officer, joined Wacif in 2015. An accomplished commercial finance professional, Mr. Luck brings over 15 years of commercial, corporate and specialty lending experience to Wacif. Mr. Luck is responsible for developing financial solutions that help new and established businesses in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area achieve their financial goals. Prior to joining the Wacif, Mr. Luck held business development and/or risk management positions with TD Equipment Finance, CapitalSource Finance and M&T Bank. Mr. Luck is a graduate of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, and hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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    Harold B. Pettigrew, Jr., Executive Director

    Harold B. Pettigrew, Jr.

    Executive Director,         Read full bio

    As Wacif’s Executive Director, Harold leads one of the Washington metropolitan area’s leading Community Development Financial Institution’s (CDFI) and is responsible for Wacif’s overall strategic direction, financial management, and performance. Harold has spent his career in economic development with, 15 years of experience in small business development, venture capital investing, transportation and transit, workforce development and public sector management.

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    Janice Stucke, Loan & Technical Assistance Officer

    Janice Stucke

    Loan & Technical Assistance Officer,

    Ms. Janice Stucke, Loan & Technical Assistance Officer, joined Wacif in 2014. Janice was previously Program Manager for the State of Maryland’s Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA), which administers grants and contracts to state and local entities that provide services to refugees, asylees and trafficking victims in Maryland. Ms. Stucke holds a graduate degree in international relations from the University of California, San Diego, with an emphasis on public policy and received her Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University with a major in Asian Studies and a minor in economics. Ms. Stucke is currently pursuing a second Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland. Ms. Stucke studied at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan and in 2006 and 2007, traveled to northern Uganda to evaluate development projects. While in Uganda, Ms. Stucke was the Director of the Safety In Learning project which built a school on the Uganda/South Sudan border.