Andrea Levere has led the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) as its president since 2004. CFED is a private nonprofit organization with the mission of building assets and expanding economic opportunity for low-income people and disadvantaged communities through financial inclusion, matched savings, entrepreneurship, and affordable housing.
CFED operates a comprehensive public policy program to build and protect assets at the local, state and federal levels, and produces the nationally recognized Assets and Opportunity Scorecard. CFED coordinates the Assets & Opportunity Network, comprised of nearly 2,000 General Members and 90 Network Leaders who advocate for asset-development and asset-protection policies at the municipal and state levels. It also manages the Taxpayer Opportunity Network, which represents over 800 providers of community tax preparation services.
In 2015, CFED launched the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative to address racial wealth inequality in a more comprehensive and targeted manner and the Campaign for Every Kid’s Future to ensure every child in the nation has a savings account by 2025.
Currently, Ms. Levere serves as the Chair of ROC USA (Resident Owned Communities USA), a national social venture that converts manufactured home parks into resident owned cooperatives. She is a member of the FDIC’s Committee on Economic Inclusion, Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Advisory Board, Capital One’s Community Advisory Council, and JPMC’s Consumer Advisory Council. In 2013, President Obama appointed Ms. Levere to the National Cooperative Bank’s (NCB) Board of Directors.
Ms. Levere holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from Yale University.