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Monica Edwards, President, BRIDGE Impact Capital

Monica Edwards was named President of BRIDGE Impact Capital (BRIC) in April 2017. BRIC is the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) affiliate of BRIDGE Housing, a nationally recognized nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing. Ms. Edwards leads the charge in raising capital for real estate developments that improve affordable housing, educational, health and economic opportunities for low-income communities

Previously, Ms. Edwards was President of The Monarch Group, a consultancy providing structured finance and portfolio management to institutional clients, with a specialty practice in New Markets Tax Credits and economic development. While there, she secured more than $225 million in local, state and federal subsidies for businesses and real estate development projects with over $1 billion in total development costs. She has served as Chief Investment Officer for ICA Fund Good Jobs, which invests in high-growth small businesses to create accessible good jobs. Earlier, she was Vice President, Citibank Community Development Investments, where she managed a $300+ million community development and private equity loan portfolio.

Ms. Edwards holds an AB in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA (Finance) from Clark Atlanta University, and she is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Ross Minority Program in Real Estate.