Annie Donovan is on assignment with the Council on Environmental Quality serving as Senior Policy Advisor for New Financial Instruments. She closely coordinates with the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation to work on a range of projects in the Office’s portfolio. In this role, Ms. Donovan draws from an extensive background in community finance, capital markets and financial innovation.
Ms. Donovan’s most recent experience was as Chief Operating Officer for NCB Capital Impact, a national, non-profit community development financial institution that provides financial services and technical assistance to help make high-quality housing, health care, healthy foods, education and eldercare more accessible and attainable for low-income communities. As COO of Capital Impact, Ms. Donovan was responsible for leading the company’s efforts in community lending, technical assistance, strategy formation, product innovation and policy development.
Until her current assignment, Ms. Donovan served as President of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition, and sat on numerous boards and advisory committees. She has published papers for the National Academy for Public Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Ms. Donovan has an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance.