Jodie Harris is the Director of the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), which she joined in 2007 as Associate Program Manager, and later as Senior Advisor to the Director. The CDFI Fund generates economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities by serving mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities.
During her time with Treasury, Jodie has managed grant programs and developed legislative and policy proposals for a wide range of issues with a focus on access to capital, community development banking, and financial inclusion. Most recently, as the Director of Treasury’s Office of Small Business, Community Development, and Affordable Housing Policy, Jodie led a team of policy analysts in developing policies and programs that support community and economic development nationwide.
Jodie spent several years in the Strategy and Business Architecture division of Accenture, LLC, working with financial institutions, nonprofits, and technology companies. Jodie has extensive experience in policy research, having been a policy analyst with New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, focusing on low-income food programs.
Jodie originally hails from Philadelphia and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland. She holds an MBA and MPA from New York University.