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Andrea Levere

Andrea Levere

President, Corporation for Enterprise Development: Washington, DC

Andrea Levere has led the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) as its President since 2004. CFED designs and operates major national initiatives that expand matched savings for children and adults, integrate self-employed entrepreneurs into the financial mainstream and turn manufactured housing into an appreciating asset. CFED operates a comprehensive research and public policy program to build and protect assets at the local, state and federal levels, and produces the nationally recognized Assets & Opportunity Scorecard.

CFED operates a major initiative to expand access to children’s savings accounts (CSAs) working with state and local policymakers, educational institutions, and private sector and nonprofit partners.  CFED supports the efforts of stakeholders to bring programs to scale, including integrating CSAs into existing large public systems, such as Head Start, K-12 schools, and the college financial aid systems. In addition, CFED has launched the 1:1 Fund, an online marketplace that matches donor dollars with students saving for college.

Prior to joining CFED in 1992, Ms. Levere was a director with the National Development Council, where she was a lead trainer, designed a financial management program for entrepreneurs and structured financing for small businesses, affordable housing and urban development projects.

Levere served as chair of the board of the Ms. Foundation for Women from 2002‐2005. Currently, she serves as the Chair of ROC USA, a social venture that converts manufactured home parks into resident owned cooperatives. In 2009 she was appointed to the Bank of America’s National Consumer Advisory Council and also serves on the Morgan Stanley Community Development Advisory Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from Yale University. She received the Alumni Recognition Award from the Yale School of Management and was named to the inaugural class of its Donaldson Fellows Program, which recognizes alumni who help educate business and society leaders.

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