Joe Neri

Joe Neri
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Joe Neri is CEO of IFF, one of the nation’s largest and highest-rated non-depository, diversified CDFIs. He has taught at the graduate planning schools of the universities of Iowa and Illinois, Chicago. He is chair of the board for Acción Chicago, serves on the Community Advisory Committee for U.S. Bank, and previously served on the Community Advisory Committee of the St. Louis Federal Reserve. He holds a master's degree in city planning from UC Berkeley.
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