Brandee McHale leads Citi’s efforts to drive economic opportunity and invest in the equitable and inclusive growth of communities through impact investing, community-based financial access and education programs, fulfilment of U.S. Community Reinvestment Act regulatory obligations, employee volunteerism and the philanthropy of the Citi Foundation. In this role, Brandee has also led the creation and coordination of Action for Racial Equity, Citi and the Citi Foundation’s multi-year commitment to help close the racial wealth gap and increase economic mobility in the United States.
With more than three decades of experience in financial services and philanthropy, Brandee has dedicated her career to developing forward-thinking initiatives that connect low-income communities and communities of color to jobs, housing and a more economically secure future. Prior to her current role, she led Citi’s corporate citizenship efforts, including volunteerism, environmental sustainability and the Citi Foundation’s philanthropy. She previously served as Director of Operations for Citi Community Capital. She also helped establish a business and philanthropic case for financial inclusion and asset building as a program officer at the Ford Foundation.
Brandee serves on several boards including the Council on Foundations and Living Cities, an economic opportunity focused philanthropic collaborative. Brandee is also a member of the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (FDIC)’s Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion and the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) Advisory Council. She formerly served as Chair of the Global Steering Committee for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), as Board Chair for Prosperity Now, an organization focused on economic opportunity and mobility in the U.S., and on the board of directors of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), America’s Promise Alliance and Philanthropy NY.