Laurie Garrett



Laurie has extensive experience in community development finance, having recently completed 15 years as Senior Lender and Director of Special Initiatives at IFF, the largest CDFI in the Midwest that provides financing to human service agencies, schools, childcare providers, community health centers, housing developers, and grocery stores. Prior to IFF, Laurie worked at Shorebank, one of the first community development banks in the country providing loans to small businesses to stimulate underinvested neighborhoods around Chicago. Laurie has a BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan and a dual MBA/MPP from the University of Chicago.