Brandee McHale

Director, Community Investing and Development
Citi

Brandee McHale is Head of Community Investing and Development at Citi and President of the Citi Foundation. In this capacity she leads efforts to drive economic opportunity around the globe, including through oversight of Citi’s Community Development, Impact investing and Inclusive Finance functions and the Citi Foundation’s philanthropic programs.
With more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry and public and private philanthropy, Brandee has dedicated her career to developing a forward-thinking portfolio of initiatives that connect low-income communities to jobs, housing and a more economically secure and equitable future. Prior to her current role, she led Citi’s corporate citizenship efforts, including philanthropy, volunteerism and environmental sustainability. She previously served as Director of Operations for Citi Community Capital as well as in a variety of business management and philanthropy-related leadership roles within community relations. She also served as a program officer at the Ford Foundation.
Brandee serves as Board Chair for Living Cities and on the board of directors for Prosperity Now. She formerly served as Chair of the Global Steering Committee for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and has served on the board of directors of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), America’s Promise Alliance and Philanthropy NY.

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