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Judith Olsen

Senior Consultant

Judith is an experienced nonprofit executive and banker.  Her focus for the last 25 years has been on community development and lending for community projects that includes affordable housing and community facilities.  Judith’s early career focused on investments where she ran a trading desk for a regional bank.  Judith successfully led a community bank out of an order for sustainable noncompliance for CRA issued by the FDIC.  This allowed the bank to expand through mergers, ultimately that bank was purchased by Wells Fargo.

Judith was the President of Impact Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution, from 2011-2018.  While at Impact she reorganized the organization into a profitable nonprofit lender that, to date, has provided loans for over $141 million in predevelopment financing and leveraging over $3.3 billion in permanent financing to enable development of affordable housing, community facilities, and retail space.

Judith is a problem solver with the ability to identify the issues holding organizations back, with the goal and move the organization forward and preserving their program delivery.

Judith has extensive experience in financial management, lending, strategic planning, and board governance, nonprofit management, affordable housing, and community facilities.  She attended the New York Institute for Finance and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.