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Christina Szczepanski

Managing Director, Lending and Investments

As the Managing Director, Lending and Investments, Christina Szczepanski steers a 10-member lending team to originate and sustainably maintain a portfolio of loans that are strategic, intentional, impactful and advance Reinvestment Fund’s vision to create an equitable world. The team collectively originates $200mm+ in new loans annually on multiple balance sheets, with an intentional focus on meaningfully increasing financing to Black and brown developers and organizations. In addition, Ms. Szczepanski oversees Reinvestment Fund’s Atlanta office and is responsible for budgeting, staffing, business development and shaping the organization’s Southeast regional strategy.  


She joined Reinvestment Fund in 2008 and has played various roles, including leading the New Markets Tax Credit program, establishing Reinvestment Fund’s presence in the Southeast, and implementing and managing Reinvestment Fund’s healthy food financing programs. Prior to joining Reinvestment Fund, she was an Active Equity Research Associate at TIAA-CREF.


Ms. Szczepanski is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University. She has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of City Planning program and regularly presents, consults, or teaches on all aspects of community development financing. In 2021, she co-taught a class on decision-making for leaders for Morehouse School of Medicine. She recently served as Board Treasurer (2016-2021) for the national sustainable food systems non-profit, Common Market. She also serves on the New Markets Tax Credits community advisory boards for Truist Community Capital and Habitat for Humanity International and also on the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership community advisory board.


She volunteers with Leadership Atlanta and with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and advocates for high quality early childhood education in Greater Atlanta. She is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2019 and was recently selected to be a part of ULI’s 2022 Cohort of Women’s Leadership.

She resides in Atlanta with her husband and three active young children.