FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Brendon Miller, (202) 505-9954
WACIF LEADER JOINS CREDIT BUILDERS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wacif Chief Financial & Operations Officer Kevin Fryatt will serve as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for CBA and the CBA Fund
Washington, D.C. (July 20, 2021) — The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) is proud to announce the appointment of Wacif Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO) Kevin Fryatt as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) and Credit Builders Alliance Fund (CBA Fund) Boards. CBA is a national network building the capacity of over 500 nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities with credit building technical assistance, training, and thought leadership. Each year, CBA members serve more than 500,000 low- and modest income individuals and entrepreneurs of color with no or poor credit histories.
“Wacif is thrilled to have Kevin join the Boards of CBA and the CBA Fund as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair,” said Wacif CEO Harold Pettigrew, Jr. “Kevin’s appointment is a testament to his dedication to building equitable systems for our community, and we are excited to see his leadership extend and support one of our partners.”
“Credit building is a critical issue in today’s society and I am honored to serve as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of CBA and the CBA Fund,” said Kevin Fryatt, Wacif’s Chief Financial & Operations Officer. “I look forward to supporting the organization in service to its members as a trusted member of the Board of Directors.
Kevin joins a dynamic and diverse network of leaders as the newly appointed Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of both CBA and the CBA Fund. In this role, Kevin will support CBA and the CBA Fund by providing strategic financial-related oversight, reviews, and recommendations. Kevin’s 10+ years of expertise within the financial inclusion sector includes senior leadership positions, technical roles, and serving as chair to various finance and audit committees globally.
Currently, as Wacif’s CFOO, Kevin serves as a senior leader providing leadership over Wacif’s financial and business functions, including digitization and technology adoption to scale operations. By leveraging his leadership and deep financial expertise, Kevin will further champion the values of economic inclusion within Wacif and beyond.
Wacif is committed to ensuring that its team is connected to other leaders and organizations advancing equity and opportunity in the Greater Washington region. In the last year, Wacif CEO Harold B. Pettigrew, Jr. and Board Member Matt Glatting graduated from Leadership Greater Washington’s Signature Program, and Wacif Chief Development and Communications Officer Brendon Miller graduated from Leadership Montgomery’s CORE Program. As the region recovers from COVID-19, Wacif’s leaders are positioned to help shape and support an equitable recovery by leveraging their experience empowering underserved communities through economic inclusion, entrepreneurship, and community wealth building.
About the Washington Area Community Investment Fund
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif) is one of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan’s area’s leading Community Development Financial Institution (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. To learn more about Wacif’s mission, visit www.wacif.org.
About Credit Builders Alliance
Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) is a national network of 576 diverse nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities (members) dedicated to building the capacity of its member organizations through credit building technical assistance, training, and thought leadership. Collectively, every year CBA members reach over 500,000 clients directly—the majority of whom are low- and modest income individuals and entrepreneurs of color with no or poor credit histories. CBA was created by and for nonprofit members as a bridge to the modern credit reporting system to help millions of individuals with poor or no credit participate in the mainstream financial system by building credit. Learn more: https://creditbuildersalliance.org/