Charles Tansey

Senior Fellow, Center for Impact Finance

Charles Tansey is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Impact  Finance at Carsey.  Tansey, a career Senior Executive Service official, was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2013, and appointed Senior Fellow at the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy in 2015. He had served as SVP of Small Business at the Export Import Bank of the US (2010-2013), Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Congressionally chartered NeighborWorks America (2001-2010), and was President Clinton’s appointment as Associate Deputy Administrator of Capital Access at the SBA (1999-2001), where he also served on the CDFI Fund Advisory Board. In 2008 he was elected Secretary, and in 2009, Vice Chairman, of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council. Prior to government, he spent 25 years in corporate banking and finance at the Chase Manhattan Bank, The Bank of New York and Commonwealth Capital Partners.

Mr. Tansey wrote Capital Markets, CDFIs, and Organizational Credit Risk, a seminal work on organizational assessment and capital market strategies for CDFIs (2010). He also co-developed the course and the software for the NeighborWorks America course: Advanced Financial Analysis for a Sustainable Mission: Pricing, Funding and Management of Development Assets (2004). Following his role in helping set up and manage the bailout agency for the private insurer of Rhode Island’s banks and credit unions, he developed the Quad software for stress testing small banks and credit unions. He also served as Interim Executive Director of the Minority Investment Development Corporation (RI) and the Rhode Island Coalition for Minority Investment. He has read for the CDFI Fund on 7 FA Core and NMTC rounds since 1997. He is a 1974 graduate of Brown University.

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