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CFED Experts

For over 30 years, CFED has been the industry leader in research, policies and practices that build assets and promote financial sustainability for Americans everywhere. Below is information about some of our experts who often contribute to The Inclusive Economy.

If you are a member of the media and are interested in interviewing one of our experts, please contact Kristin Lawton, Director of Communications, via email.

CFED's Executive Leadership

Andrea Levere, President

Andrea Levere has led CFED as its President since 2004, bringing the organization to new heights in its efforts to expand economic opportunity.

Expertise: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Children’s Savings Accounts, Enterprise & Economic Development, Federal Policy, IDAs, innovation@cfed, Local Policy, Savings & Financial Security, State Policy


Bob Friedman, Founder, General Counsel and Chairman of the Board

As CFED's Founder, Bob Friedman has been a key leader in the assets movement for over 30 years. Bob also serves as General Counsel to the organization and as Chairman of CFED's Board of Directors.

Expertise: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Children’s Savings Accounts, Enterprise & Economic Development, Federal Assets Budgets, Federal Policy, IDAs, Local Policy, Microenterprise, Public Sector, Savings & Financial Security, State Policy


Kim Pate, Chief External Relations Officer

Kim coordinates strategic events, partnerships and communications across CFED's priority areas of work, including asset building; entrepreneurship; Tribal, state and local economic development; and affordable homeownership.


Expertise: Enterprise & Economic Development, innovation@cfed, Online Communications, Public Sector


Ida Rademacher, Chief Program Officer

In her role as CFED's Chief Program Officer, Ida works to advance comprehensive legislative and research initiatives that help bring to life the organization's mission of creating an infrastructure through which all Americans can create sustainable financial futures.


Expertise: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Enterprise & Economic Development, Federal Policy, IDAs, Local Policy, Savings & Financial Security, State Policy


Carl Rist, Executive Director, 1:1 Fund

Carl Rist has spent the past 20 years at the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), working on a variety of strategies to expand economic opportunity and help lower-income households build wealth. Presently, Mr. Rist is the Executive Director of the 1:1 Fund, CFED's newest social enterprise.

Expertise: Children’s Savings Accounts, Enterprise & Economic Development, IDAs, Local Policy, Savings & Financial Security


Topic Experts

Click on any of the topics below for a list of CFED Staff who have expertise on that topic.

Affordable Housing

Applied Research

Assets & Opportunity Initiative

Behavioral Economics

Children's Savings Accounts

Entrepreneurship

Federal Policy

Financial Inclusion

Individual Development Accounts

Integrated Service Delivery

State & Local Policy

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