Lance Buhl, based in metropolitan Raleigh, NC, is Senior Fellow at MDC (www.mdcinc.org) and Deputy Director of the United States-Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University (http://clpv.sanford.duke.edu/). He helped create the Center (and its counterpart at the University of Cape Town) and managed its programs. He led in translating the core ideas of the Center’s founder – former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, James A. Joseph - into programs: the Emerging Leaders Program for rising mid- career leaders in Southern Africa and the United States (2002-2008), the Binational Civil Society Forum composed of leading American and South African figures in the two nations’ nonprofit sectors (2002-07), and, with colleagues at Southern University (Baton Rouge), the Louisiana Effective Leadership Program (2007-2011)...
Scott Bernstein, is the past President of the Chicago based Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). CNT work to understand and better disclose the economic value of resource use in urban communities, and helps craft strategies to capture the value of this efficiency productively and locally. He served on the research staff of its Center for Urban Affairs, taught at UCLA and was a founding Board member at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Center. President Clinton appointed Scott to the President’s Council for Sustainable Development, where he co-chaired its task forces on Metropolitan Sustainable Communities and on Cross-Cutting Climate Strategies and to other Federal advisory roles.
Hattie Dorsey, based in Atlanta, is a leading advocate for housing issues. As the founder and former president of ANDP, a non-profit corporation organized in 1991 to formulate and implement community development strategies, she insured that housing issues was always on the agenda. Dorsey's passion and "doer" attitude compelled her to confront the blight and urban decay in Atlanta's neighborhoods. She took that concern and turned it into what is now ANDP, an organization that promotes sustainable mixed income communities and on-going revitalization. ANDP works to strengthen Metro Atlanta neighborhoods and community development corporations (CDCs) that work in specific communities through a variety of services and activities. Under her leadership, housing concerns and all of the surrounding issues have become a regional issue. A large part of Dorsey's expertise lies in an innate ability to develop financial resources from all sectors - private, public and philanthropic.
Kwaku (KC) George
Kwaku (KC) George, based in metropolitan Atlanta, is a Director at the National Development Council (NDC), one of the nation’s oldest and most experienced not-for-profit corporations specializing in community and economic development financing and development strategies. KC George provides his expertise to NDC’s clients ranging from municipalities, to colleges and universities. KC George provides advisory client services that are directly related to real estate based financing and community economic development solutions. George serves on the East Team at NDC which delivers services in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South and Puerto Rico. Products range include the Grow America Fund, NDC’s Small Business Lending Company; NDC Corporate Equity Fund, NDC’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit Fund; HEDC New Markets, NDC’s New Market Tax Credit Program; and NDC Green, NDC’s Renewable Energy Tax Credit program.
John Eric Nelson
John Eric Nelson, based in metropolitan Washington DC, is the Managing Partner of Wall Street Without Walls. WSWW provides capital markets orientation and training programs nationally through the individual banks of the Federal Reserve Bank system and financial technical assistance to community development organizations and public agencies through teams of volunteer finance professionals, including retired and active investment bankers volunteering their expertise as a new form of philanthropy. He earlier served as director of Corporate Partnership Program at the National Congress for Community Development. Funded as part of the Ford Foundation's Corporate Involvement Initiative, the program facilitated market-driven, business case opportunities.