2022 Community Investment Advisory Council Reappointments

  • November 16, 2021

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s (FHLBank Chicago) Community Investment Advisory Council is comprised of affordable housing and community lending leaders residing in Illinois or Wisconsin. FHLBank Chicago’s Board of Directors recently reappointed the following individuals to the Community Investment Advisory Council.


Deborah Bennett, Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation in Chicago, IL. Ms. Bennett has more than 20 years of experience as a community development practitioner and has committed her professional career to the revitalization of low-income communities.

Allison M. Clements, Executive Director, Illinois Housing Council in Chicago, IL. Ms. Clements provides strategic organizational leadership and advocates for legislation, policies, and best practices that will advance affordable housing across Illinois.

Sharon K. Legenza, Executive Director, Housing Action Illinois in Chicago, IL. Ms. Legenza spearheads strategy development and implementing policy advocacy, public education and capacity building initiatives to preserve and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.

Kevin Newell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Capital Group in Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Newell is the founder of Royal Capital Group, a real estate development firm focused on multifamily housing and mixed-use developments.

Dave Porterfield, Director of Real Estate Development, Movin' Out, Inc., in Madison, WI. Mr. Porterfield for the past 11 years has directed multifamily real estate development to provide housing solutions for families that include a family member with a permanent disability.

Congratulations to the reappointed Advisory Council members!

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