2021 NMTC Coalition Annual Conference

December 15, 2021

The NMTC Coalition’s 2021 Annual NMTC Conference takes place on December 15th and will be virtual this year. The conference is typically held in Washington, D.C. and brings together Community Development Entities (CDEs), investors, and policymakers who are engaged with the NMTC, and this year will be no exception. In fact, we expect to have record attendance, with NMTC practitioners participating from all across the country. 

Our keynote speakers include FIVE members of Congress and CDFI Fund Director Jodie Harris.

As a reminder, the registration fee is $100 per organization. Once you register, you will receive a coupon code that you can distribute to your colleagues. 

Please contact Bridget Maniaci at [email protected] or 202-393-5225 if you have questions or need assistance with registration.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Jodie Harris CDFI Fund Director

Jodie Harris is the CDFI Fund Director at the Department of Treasury.

Roy Blunt U.S. Senator, Missouri

Senator Blunt has been a longtime supporter of the NMTC.

Ben Cardin U.S. Senator, Maryland

Senator Cardin is the lead Senate sponsor of the NMTC Extension Act of 2021.

Richard Neal Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee

Congressman Neal (MA) has been a longtime supporter of the NMTC.

Terri Sewell U.S. Congresswoman, Alabama

Congresswoman Sewell is the lead sponsor of the NMTC Extension Act of 2021 and the Rural Jobs Act.

Mark Warner U.S. Senate

Senator Warner is the lead sponsor of the Rural Jobs Act, expanding the NMTC in rural areas.

Conference Sponsors


11:00 am - 11:07 amWelcome by NMTC Coalition President

Yvette Ittu - Cleveland Development Advisors
Bob Rapoza - Rapoza Associates

11:07 am - 11:15 amCongressional Opening Keynote

Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)
Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee

11:15 am - 11:30 amCongressional Opening Keynotes

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)

11:30 am - 12:30 pmNMTC Investor Roundtable

Scott Szeliga, CohnReznick
Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Co., LLP

John Chamberlain, Capital One
Michael Cooper, TD Community Development Corp.
James Howard, Dudley Ventures
En Jung Kim, NMTC Group, Chase
Lee Winslett, Wells Fargo

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm- LUNCH BREAK -

1:00 pm - 1:15 pmCongressional Keynote

Senator Ben Cardin (M-MD)

1:15 pm - 2:00 pmNMTC Legislative Report & Hill Panel

Moderator: Bob Rapoza , Rapoza Associates

Beth Bell, House Ways & Means Committee
Paul Guaglianone, Office of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Patrick O'Connor, Office of Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)
Lori Prater, Office of Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Ron Storhaug, Office of Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MO)

2:00 pm - 2:15 pmPolicy Keynote Speaker

Jodie Harris, CDFI Fund Director
Introduction by Chimeka Gladney, Enterprise Community Investment

2:15 pm - 3:15 pmInsights from the Treasury Department

A panel of Treasury Department CDFI Fund staff.
Moderator: Chimeka Gladney, Enterprise Community Investment

Christopher Allison - Program Manager for NMTCs
Oscar Gonzales - Associate Program Manager, Financial Strategy & Research
Trefor Henry - Associate Program Manager Compliance, Monitoring & Evaluation

3:15 pm - 4:15 pmInnovations Roundtable

Moderator: Julia Nelmark, Midwest Minnesota CDC

Allison Coleman, Capital Link
Dave Gibson, PNC Financial Services Group
Deborah La Franchi, SDS Capital Group

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm- BREAK -

4:25 pm - 4:35 pmCongressional Keynote

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL)

4:35 pm - 4:45 pmCongressional Keynote

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

4:45 pm - 5:30 pmLaw Firm Panel

Moderator: Andy Swary, Finance Fund

Panelists: Debbie Kleban, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen
Christin Petroski, Holland & Knight, LLP

5:30 pmConference Wrap-up

Bob Rapoza and Yvette Ittu

5:30 pm - 6:30 pmAnnual Business Meeting

Annual meeting of the membership of the NMTC Coalition,
including election of 2 member-elected board director positions.


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