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News October 19, 2022

Reinvestment Fund Announces New Chief Diversity Officer

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Cordon Daley

Cordon Daley selected as Reinvestment Fund’s Chief of DEI

Philadelphia, PA, October 19, 2022 — Reinvestment Fund announced that Cordon Daley is its newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer. Over the last 2 years, Reinvestment Fund has been on a journey to operationalize racial equity and enact sustainable change across its work and culture. The creation of the Chief Diversity Officer role is central to our overall business strategy, which aims to cultivate an environment where Race, Equity and Inclusion (REI) is integrated into all aspects of business operations. Cordon will report to the CEO, Don Hinkle-Brown, and lead the organization’s REI efforts to elevate the organization’s mission both internally and externally.

“Reinvestment Fund believes in building more equitable communities and dismantling racist business practices. We are dialing up our commitment to repair the communities our industry was born to serve,” said Hinkle-Brown. “Adding Cordon’s expertise to our team will keep a racial equity lens front and center in our work and in our organization’s culture.”

Cordon celebrates a REI career that spans more than two decades. Prior to Reinvestment Fund he served as an Active-Duty Navy Diversity Officer, Multicultural Affairs Officer, Behavioral Health Officer, and Equal Opportunity Program Manager.

“Our commitment to REI is central to our business strategy and a fundamental piece of our commitment to social justice. We welcome Cordon’s experience to facilitate the change” said Cheila Fernandez, Chief Operations Officer at Reinvestment Fund.

Throughout his career he has led organizations through many significant organizational climate surveys and established a track record of improving employee engagement, overhauling systems to improve operational efficiency, and building pilot programs aimed at improving job satisfaction and business performance. Cordon credits his professional successes to maintaining a consistent lens of curiosity and thinking outside of the box to create solutions-focused wins.

Cordon earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health from Rutgers University and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He holds advanced credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.





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 everyone has access to essential opportunities: 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, communities, and impediments to opportunity—and how investment and policy decisions can have the most powerful impact. 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


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