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CFED Experts

For 35 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

Adnan S. Bokhari is the Chief Financial 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

Jennifer Brooks, Vice President, Field Engagement

Jennifer Brooks is CFED’s Vice President for Field Engagement. Her team connects, builds the capacity of and mobilizes a broad range of stakeholders in the asset-building and financial capability fields.

Expertise: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Field Engagement, Local Policy, State Policy

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

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

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

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


Federal Policy

Financial Inclusion

Individual Development Accounts

Integrated Service Delivery

State & Local Policy

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