Vice President, New Ventures
Ashlee Barker joined Cinnaire in 2006. She currently serves as Vice President, New Ventures in our Lansing office. In this capacity, Ashlee develops, evaluates and operationalizes new programs. Prior to this role, Ashlee served as Community Development Initiatives Manager focusing on resource development and capacity building for Cinnaire’s CDFI Lending department. Her efforts resulted in over $18M of new lending capital. Ashlee also managed our US Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) grant programs, as well as our CDFI Fund Certification. She also oversaw development of Cinnaire’s social and economic impact evaluation policies and procedures. Prior to joining Cinnaire, she worked for a Michigan-based construction contractor and has over thirteen years of real estate experience. Ashlee graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSURP) and is wholly dedicated to social and economic mobility and poverty alleviation.