October 5, 2015

The Native CDFI Network, a national association of Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) that work to increase access to capital in Native communities, is excited to announce a major developmental milestone in the organization’s continued growth. Tanya Fiddler (Cheyenne River Sioux) has been hired to lead the Network as it’s first-ever Executive Director.

“As a founding Co-Chair and former Chairperson of the Network’s Board of Directors, a member of the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Advisory Board, and the former head of Four Bands Community Fund, a leading Native CDFI, Tanya is uniquely suited to become the first Executive Director of the Native CDFI Network,” said Ted Piccolo, newly-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Native CDFI Network and also the Executive Director of the Northwest Native Development Fund, a Native CDFI based in Washington.

Read the press release.