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News February 7, 2023

Reinvestment Fund Announces New Managing Director of Strategic Communications  

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Tiffany Patterson | photo credit: Ari Skin

Tiffany Patterson to lead Reinvestment Fund’s communications, marketing, and branding.

Atlanta, GA, February 7, 2023—Reinvestment Fund announced that Tiffany Patterson has joined as its newly selected Managing Director of Strategic Communications. Reporting to President and CEO Don Hinkle-Brown, Patterson will lead integrated, organization-wide strategic communications in support of Reinvestment Fund’s mission to build strong, healthy, and more equitable communities. Patterson, a proud HBCU graduate, will also support the expansion of Reinvestment Fund’s HBCU Brilliance Fund – a $25 million dollar fund created in collaboration with key stakeholders and university leaders to strengthen infrastructure and long-term growth for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“We are intentionally seeking a change in our voice and brand, one that more clearly reflects our desire to amplify the impact potential of our partners in the community,” said Hinkle-Brown. “Therefore, we are pleased to welcome Tiffany to lead our strategic communications; her extensive experience in social justice combined with her demonstrated history of leading strategic communications teams is a great match for furthering Reinvestment Fund’s efforts.”

Patterson has a track record in advancing social change involving marginalized populations in partnership with private, public, and non-profit organizations. From leading a health equity campaign reaching over 2 million in support of an equitable recovery program in Atlanta, to strategizing socioeconomic and environmental policy for marginalized groups in Southeast Asia—Patterson has led storytelling initiatives proven to build awareness and spur action-driven impact.

As an executive leader in brand marketing and communications, Patterson has led campaigns while working with major brands and initiatives including P&G, the Obama Administration’s Educate to Innovate Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the award-winning advertising agency, GSD&M.

Patterson recently served as a senior leader in a national movement supporting the work of youth and young adults across the country who are progressing equitable education policy and institutional change. Concurrently, as an executive leader in the City of Atlanta’s Office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and now Mayor Andre Dickens, Patterson led change by structuring a blueprint for delivering civic governance centered on racial justice.

Patterson earned an M.A. in Global Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. from Clark Atlanta University. Patterson is an alumna of the Fuse Corps Executive Fellowship in partnership with John Legend’s HumanLevel Initiative, a program tackling systemic racism by championing local change.

“Economic justice is the bedrock of equal opportunity, and without it, our nation cannot live up to the promise of true democracy,” said Patterson. “I’m inspired by Reinvestment Fund’s intentional partnership with communities to progress institutional change while promoting racial equity. I’m thrilled to support this important mission, powering growth, ownership, and prosperity for families living on the fringe of opportunity for far too long.”

 

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About Reinvestment Fund

Reinvestment Fund is a mission-driven financial institution committed to making communities work for all people. We bring financial and analytical tools to partnerships that work to ensure that people in communities across the country have the opportunities they strive for: affordable places to live, access to nutritious food and health care, schools where their children can flourish, and strong, local businesses that support jobs. We use data to understand markets and how transactions can have the most powerful impact, which has consistently earned us the top Aeris rating of AAA for financial strength and four stars for impact management. Our asset and risk management systems have also earned us an A+ rating from S&P. Since our inception in 1985, Reinvestment Fund has provided over $2.7 billion in financing to strengthen neighborhoods, scale social enterprises, and build resilient communities. Learn more at reinvestment.com.

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