Katherine Lucas McKay, Senior Policy Analyst
Areas of Expertise: Federal Policy, Policy Analysis
Katherine Lucas McKay is Senior Policy Analyst at CFED. She works with the federal policy team to promote effective public policies that expand economic opportunity for all people, particularly with regard to comprehensive wealth and asset building, microenterprise development and financing and community reinvestment.
Previously, Ms. Lucas McKay was the Special Assistant to the Chief Business Officer at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). She coordinated activities among NCRC's business development initiatives-the DC Minority Business Enterprise Center, the DC Women's Business Center, and the NCRC Community Development Fund-and worked with NCRC's policy and research departments to ensure that these programs' experiences and perspectives informed the organization's advocacy on entrepreneurship and wealth building opportunities. She has written articles, speeches and Congressional testimony on topics including community and economic development, the foreclosure crisis, financial reform and job creation strategies. Ms. Lucas McKay has been involved in the community economic development field as a practitioner, a researcher and an advocate, and has experience with economic development policy in the United States and Latin America.
Ms. Lucas McKay is a native of South Florida and a graduate of Wellesley College, where she studied Political Science and Spanish and graduated with honors.
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