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CFED Experts

For 38 years, CFED has been a leading source of data on the issues affecting household financial security. Below is information about our team of experts, many of whom 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


Adnan Bokhari, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Adnan S. Bokhari is the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer at the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), leading all aspects of the organization’s finance and investments while ensuring adherence to highest standards of nonprofit financial management. Adnan is also a member of CFED’s Leadership team and staff liaison to the Finance and Investment Committee of CFED’s Board of Directors.

Expertise: Enterprise Development, Nonprofit Finance


Jeremie Greer, Vice President, Policy & Research

Jeremie Greer is Vice President of Policy & Research at CFED. In this role, Jeremie oversees CFED's Government Affairs and Applied Research teams, which are responsible for developing and executing the organization’s policy and research agendas and advocacy strategies.


Expertise: Applied Research, Federal Policy


Kate Griffin, Vice President, Programs

Kate Griffin is CFED's Vice President for Programs, providing strategic oversight for the organization’s asset building and financial capability programmatic agendas, including savings, homeownership and entrepreneurship.

Expertise: Savings, Financial Capability, Children’s Savings Accounts, IDAs, Integrated Service Delivery, Financial Inclusion


Leigh Tivol, Vice President, Strategy & Engagement

Leigh Tivol is CFED's Vice President for Strategy & Engagement, providing design, oversight, and functional direction for CFED’s progress against its strategic plan and its engagement with key partners and the field at large to accomplish its mission-related goals. She also oversees CFED’s efforts in network building and development, communications, and major events.

Expertise: Asset Building for Children, Children’s Savings Accounts, IDAs, Financial Education, Savings & Financial Security


Jocelyn Harmon, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Jocelyn Harmon is CFED’s Chief Philanthropy Officer. Prior to joining CFED, Ms. Harmon was vice president of development for the Global Fund for Children, an international grant-making organization, where she led a multi-faceted, multi-million dollar fundraising effort. Before joining GFC, she served as vice president of sales, marketing and customer success at Network for Good.

Expertise: Nonprofit Finance, Philanthropy


Topic Experts

If you are a member of the media and are interested in interviewing one of our experts in the fields of Affordable Homeownership, Applied Research, Children's Savings Accounts, Financial Capability, Federal Policy or State & Local Policy, please contact Kristin Lawton, Director of Communications, via email.

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