MCBC welcomes new Executive Director

July 26, 2018

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) is pleased to announce Regan St. Pierre has joined the organization as Executive Director. Over the last few months, MCBC conducted a comprehensive executive search and received applications from many talented candidates. MCBC is pleased to have found a director with a depth and breadth of experience, including a positive track record with stakeholders across Massachusetts.

Regan has led community reinvestment efforts for more than 15 years and brings a variety of perspectives to the role. She began her career as one of three college graduates selected for a fellowship program with the City of New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Shortly afterwards she joined Bank of America’s community development banking group. While pursuing an MBA at Boston University, Regan consulted with non-profit organizations both nationally and throughout Massachusetts on the development of impactful capital projects and innovative solutions to community information needs. Since 2011 Regan managed the review of low income housing tax credit funds and implemented industry best practices for investing in and managing housing tax credit portfolios with CohnReznick LLP’s national affordable housing practice.

Regan noted, “It’s my privilege to join the conversation MCBC’s robust membership is having about ways to connect low and moderate income communities with capital. I look forward to expanding MCBC’s long-tradition of hosting cross-sector exchanges to dispel misconceptions, build relationships, and ultimately ensure financial products and services are more widely available.”

Regan succeeds Dana LeWinter, Executive Director of MCBC since 2014. Dana announced her departure earlier this year when she accepted the newly created position of Municipal Engagement Director with the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). MCBC congratulates Dana and looks forward to continuing to work with her to advocate for affordable homeownership opportunities in the Commonwealth.

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) was established in 1990 to provide a collaborative forum for Massachusetts financial institutions and community organizations to meet and share information with the goal of affecting positive change in the availability of credit and financial services in low and moderate income communities and communities of color across the Commonwealth.