Executive Director, NCRC Community Development Fund, Inc.
Fireside Chat (December 12th at 1:25 PM)
Marisa Calderon is an experienced executive who has been recognized, awarded, and cited nationwide for her expertise in the housing and financial services industries. She has nearly two decades of experience dedicated to the issues of economic mobility and bridging America’s racial wealth gap.
Marisa is the executive director of NCRC Community Development Fund, Inc., a U.S. Treasury-certified community development financial institution that provides loan capital to expand access to affordable homeownership and helps Black-, Brown-, and woman-owned businesses thrive. In 2022, it was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the world. She is also Chief of Community Finance and Mobility for the Community Development Fund’s parent company, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) where she focuses on advancing economic mobility for communities impacted by systemic inequality and historic disinvestment.
In 2023, she was listed among the top 50 women leaders in finance by Women We Admire. Marisa is ranked on the Swanepoel Power 200 as one of the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate industry, and was named a HousingWire 2018 Woman of Influence. During her decade at the helm of NAHREP, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, she authored the annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report and played an instrumental role as executive producer of L’ATTITUDE, an annual broadcast and event attended by thousands that engages entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional athletes, politicians, and other industry influencers.