Brenda Loya

RDF Board Vice Chair


National Director of Community Development Finance, Amalgamated Bank

Ms. Loya, National Director of Community Development Finance, joined Amalgamated Bank’s Social Impact Commercial Banking group after serving as the Director of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)’s Eastern Business Development team. NFF is a national CDFI providing financial services to the nonprofit sector. She was responsible for driving business growth and partnerships that ensured a quality and impactful pipeline of financial products.

Prior to joining NFF, she worked at City Community Capital, where she originated and structured community development lending and equity solutions. She brings with her over a decade of CDFI and other nonprofit relationships developing innovative community development investments to the community. She also has managed client relationships at BearingPoint and Dell Latin America.

Ms. Loya earned an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a B.S. in computer science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Loya is a 2019-2020 Fulcrum Fellow, a fellowship focused on helping disinvested communities achieve their environmental social and economic priorities as part of the Center of Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Committed to educational social justice, Ms. Loya serves on the board of Masa, a New York nonprofit focused on educational attainment for underserved students of Mexican descent.