October 29, 2013 > BRIDGE Housing appoints head of community development affiliate
BRIDGE Housing appoints head of community development affiliate
Submitted By BRIDGE Housing
BRIDGE Housing has appointed Elizabeth Van Benschoten as President of its CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) affiliate, effective Nov. 4. In this newly created position, Ms. Van Benschoten will lead the organizationÕs aggregation of capital to fuel affordable housing production and community development. BRIDGE is a nationally recognized nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing.
Ms. Van Benschoten has spent the past 10 years working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently as Senior Vice President and Senior Client Manager for the Healthcare, Education and Institutions Group, where she managed a $12 million portfolio of business with leading universities and nonprofits.
A graduate of Brown University with a B.A. in Political Science and WomenÕs Studies, Ms. Van Benschoten received an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a current Board member and previous Board Chair of the Global Social Venture Competition.
ÒWe are thrilled to have Elizabeth join our team,Ó said Cynthia A. Parker, BRIDGE President and CEO. ÒHer depth of skill and experience with new products will catalyze our CDFI and position us to achieve our ambitious five-year production goals.Ó