Greg Brown Welcomed as Deputy Director

August 29, 2012 · by Staff · Featured, PCRI

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. has hired Portland native Greg Brown as its Deputy Director. Brown previously served as Board Treasurer on PCRI’s Board of Directors.

As Deputy Director, Brown is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the organization. Brown will also be responsible for the organization’s fundraising activities.

“I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to come into this well-established organization and assist in its continued growth,” says Brown.

Prior to joining PCRI, Brown served a variety of roles, including Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Albina Community Bank for ten years. In this position, he provided commercial banking products and services to a variety of small businesses, non-profits, real estate developers and entrepreneurs. Brown has spent over 29 years in the banking industry working with Rainier Bank in Seattle, First Interstate Bank in Los Angeles, and US Bank in Portland in addition to Albina Community Bank.

After graduating from Jefferson High School in Portland, Brown received a B.S. in accounting from Florida A&M University. In 2007 he graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School, a 3-year graduate banking school located on the campus of University of Washington in Seattle.

Brown currently volunteers as Board Chairman for the Maurice Lucas Foundation. He is a former board member of the Urban League of Portland, Portland Schools Foundation, Oregon Food Bank, YWCA of Greater Portland, Ethos Music School, Portland Jazz Festival, Oregon Sports Authority and board committees for Self-Enhancement, Inc., Caldera Arts, Mercy Corps Northwest, and Clean Energy Works Oregon.

Now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, PCRI was established in 1992 in response to a local housing crisis. PCRI was formed to acquire endangered homes, help families secure conventional mortgages to retain ownership, and maintain other properties as long-term affordable rentals. Today, PCRI provides high-quality, affordable housing to individuals most at-risk of displacement from their homes and community due to gentrification, rising rents, and discrimination.

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