Washington, D.C. (October 05, 2020) — The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) today announced that CEO Harold Pettigrew, Jr. will join the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust (Trust), an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in Greater Washington.
“I am proud to join and lend my voice to a community of leaders strengthening the Greater Washington area’s economy,” said Wacif CEO Harold Pettigrew. “The challenges that we face across the region require deeper connection and partnership, and the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust’s commitment to creating opportunities and pathways to support leaders with a vision of an inclusive economy is needed now more than ever.”
Harold was chosen for membership by the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence in the local business landscape and beyond over the past 20 years. As CEO of Wacif, Harold leads a diverse team of financial, small business, communications, and programmatic experts that advance inclusive entrepreneurship and equitable economic development in the Greater Washington region.
“The Washington area’s business community is powered by leaders like Harold,” said Peter Abrahams, president and publisher of The Washington Business Journal. “We’re honored to be creating a space where the region’s business influencers come together to increase their impact on the community, build their businesses and connect with and strengthen one another.”
As a member, Harold will contribute articles to the Washington Business Journal website and participate alongside fellow members in Expert Panels. He will connect and collaborate with a vetted network of local leaders in a members-only directory and a private forum on the group’s mobile app. Harold will also benefit from leadership and business coaching, an Executive Profile on the Washington Business Journal website, select partner discounts and services and ongoing support from the community’s concierge team.
About the Washington Area Community Investment Fund
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif) is one of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s leading Community Development Financial Institution’s (CDFI) focused on small business development. Wacif’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, D.C. area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low-and-moderate-income entrepreneurs. In the last five years, Wacif has deployed nearly $10 million in capital to underserved communities throughout the region. To learn more about Wacif’s mission, visit www.wacif.org.
About Business Journals Leadership Trust
Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust is a part of Business Journals Leadership Trust — a collective of invitation-only networks of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community. Membership is based on an application and selection committee review. Benefits include private online forums, the ability to publish insights on bizjournals.com, business and executive coaching and a dedicated concierge team. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit trust.bizjournals.com.