President & CEO

President & CEO

Forward Community Investments

Madison, WI   |   October 13, 2020

About Forward Community Investments

Forward Community Investments (“FCI”) is advancing a more just Wisconsin.

FCI envisions a day when Wisconsin’s communities of color can thrive and have every opportunity to succeed. In service of this vision, FCI is an investor, connector and advisor for organizations and initiatives that support power within communities of color by reducing racial inequities and socioeconomic disparities throughout Wisconsin. One project at a time, FCI works towards an equitable and inclusive Wisconsin built on cooperative social action.

The only Wisconsin-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that has dedicated its lending resources to serving mission-based organizations, FCI infuses capital into economically underserved communities and neighborhoods. Since its first loan over 25 years ago, FCI has deployed more than $80 million in loans and $20 million in New Market Tax Credits across 39 Wisconsin counties, supporting more than 691,000 direct beneficiaries and predominantly benefiting community facilities, affordable housing, healthcare and healthy food initiatives.

The Opportunity

As FCI enters this next chapter, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) will provide leadership and direction to fulfill FCI’s mission. Inspired by a genuine passion for empowering and transforming Wisconsin’s communities, the CEO will advance FCI’s vision and sustainability.

Reporting to and partnering with the Board of Directors, the CEO will drive positive outcomes as FCI continues to evolve. The CEO will work proactively with the Board to fundraise and lead the organization into its next chapter as it continues to enable even greater impact.

Expressing Interest

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Chartise Clark and Marissa Delgado are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please email [email protected]. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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