Joe Neri is CEO of IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest. IFF is a former grantee of the Living Cities’ Green Economy Working Group as well as a current borrower of Living Cities’ Catalyst Fund debt capital. As IFF’s CEO, Joe Neri leads IFF in achieving its vision and in continually developing strategies for growth to better meet the mission of strengthening nonprofit corporations and the communities they serve across a five-state region. Mr. Neri has worked in comprehensive community development for over 25 years providing clients and communities with substantial expertise in child care facilities design and finance; charter school authorizing, finance and development; and affordable housing development. He provides national commentary on community development finance and the nonprofit sector.