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Brendan Buttimer

Senior Director, Equitable Food Systems

As Senior Director, Equitable Food Systems, Brendan Buttimer is responsible for originating, underwriting, and structuring food access projects that meet Reinvestment Fund’s mission.

Prior to joining the organization, he worked for South Carolina Community Loan Fund as a Senior Loan Officer and New Markets Tax Credit Officer. Prior to his CDFI life, he led a food access organization that focused on connecting local farmers to low-access communities.

Buttimer holds an M.A. in History from Armstrong Atlantic State University and completed his Ph.D. coursework in American History at Mississippi State University. His academic work focused on immigrant communities in the South and the social and economic networks they created.