Brandee McHale is Head of Community Investing and Development at Citi and President of the Citi Foundation. She leads Citi’s efforts to drive economic opportunity and invest in the equitable and inclusive growth of communities through impact investing, inclusive finance, community relations and the philanthropy of the Citi Foundation.
With more than three decades of experience in financial services and philanthropy, Brandee has dedicated her career to developing forward-thinking initiatives that connect low-income communities and communities of color to jobs, housing and a more economically secure 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 helped established a business case for financial inclusion and asset building as a program officer at the Ford Foundation.
Brandee currently serves as Board Chair for Living Cities, a collaborative of the 22 largest philanthropic foundations in the U.S. that is dedicated to closing racial wealth gaps. She formerly served as Chair of the Global Steering Committee for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), as Board Chair for Prosperity Now, an organization focused on economic opportunity and mobility in the U.S., and served on the board of directors of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), America’s Promise Alliance and Philanthropy NY.