Ida Rademacher, Chief Program Officer
Areas of Expertise: Applied Research, Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Enterprise & Economic Development, Federal Policy, IDAs, Local Policy, Savings & Financial Security, State Policy
Ida Rademacher is CFED’s Chief Program Officer. In this capacity, she provides strategic direction and leadership to CFED’s program, policy and research teams and oversees the successful implementation the strategic plan. She also serves as a key spokesperson for CFED and works closely with a range of partners from public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors to design, implement, evaluate and scale proven strategies that expand financial security for low- and moderate-income Americans. Ida previously served as Research Director and Vice President for Policy & Research at CFED. Her publications include Building Economic Security in Americas Cities: New Municipal Strategies for Asset Building and Financial Empowerment, Upside Down: The $400 Billion Asset-Building Budget; the 2009 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard and Weathering the Storm: Have IDAs Helped Low Income Households Avoid Foreclosure.
Ida has testified before Congress and spoken widely on issues of household financial security and the strategies that promote financial stability and mobility for low-income families. Prior to joining CFED, Ida worked as a Senior Research Officer with the Center for Applied Behavioral and Evaluation Research at the Academy for Educational Development, and as Associate Director of the Workforce Strategies Initiative at the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. She undertook graduate studies in economic anthropology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and received her Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland. Her undergraduate degree is in anthropology and economics from James Madison University.
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