A senior commercial banker in the community development banking group at JPMorgan Chase, Jessel Amin leads the team’s East Coast Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) lending strategy.
Committed to the mission of CDFIs, she works to provide them with comprehensive banking solutions that support their programs, including real estate development, and uplift neighborhoods.
Key contributions: She manages a portfolio of CDFI clients and prospects to meet their banking needs; leads business development strategy to expand CDFI relationships for the East Coast region; and has originated more than $100 million in credit solutions for CDFI clients, including a major investment in Enterprise Community Partners’ Equitable Path Forward, which provides capital to Black, Latino, and other historically marginalized developers.
Previous role: Senior manager of capital markets and investments at Capital Impact Partners, a national CDFI.
Most rewarding: “It is a highlight of my career to be able to work on impactful projects that align with my personal values. Not only are CDFIs driving impact in underserved communities, but the majority of my CDFI clients are diverse led, intentionally elevating women and people of color into positions of power and influence. I am grateful for the connections I have forged and proud to call them my clients.”
Family: Amin and her husband, Shoham Amin, have a young daughter.
Boards: Chair of the Women Impact Investing Network and board member of the Washington Area Community Investment Fund.