Candace Herring

Board Member and Associate Program Manager, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Candace Herring is an Associate Program Manager for the CDFI Program and Native Initiatives for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Candace contributes to the CDFI Fund’s mission to expand economic opportunity for underserved people and communities by overseeing the administration of the CDFI Fund’s flagship programs – the CDFI Program and the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program. The CDFI Program and NACA Program, award more than $200 million to nearly 500 community development financial institutions, annually, through a competitive application process. In her role as Associate Program Manager, Candace is responsible for strategy and policy development, program design and implementation, and oversees all aspects of the grants management lifecycle. Candace has more than fifteen years of both public and private sector experience in the areas of community development and affordable housing finance, including prior positions with Calvert Impact Capital and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. Candace earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from New York University in 2003 and a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University in 2009.