Christine Looney is deputy director of the Mission Investments team. Previously, as a senior program investment officer, she managed Ford’s $280 million Program-Related Investment Fund and initiated, structured, and monitored the foundation’s program-related investments to align with and complement program strategies and goals.

Prior to joining Ford in 2001, Christine was president of the Urban Business Assistance Corporation, a nonprofit consulting firm serving the minority business community of New York City. Previously, she was an assistant vice president and portfolio manager in the Fleet Financial Corporate Banking Group and an associate in Chase Manhattan’s Structured Finance Group.

Christine serves on the advisory board of the CDFI Fund Assessment and Rating System, the steering committee of the PRI Makers Network, and the credit committee of the Living Cities Catalyst Fund.

Christine has an MBA in finance and management from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Holy Cross.