Mark Willis

As a national housing and community development expert, economist Mark Willis previously served as executive vice president of JPMorgan Chase Bank and as head of its community development group. There, he coordinated a national community development program that focused on increasing affordable housing and growing small businesses. In addition, he oversaw community relations and corporate oversight of the Fair Lending and Community Reinvestment Act compliance. Before joining JPMorgan Chase in 1989, Mr. Willis was deputy commissioner for development of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and served as senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
During his tenure at the Ford Foundation, Mr. Willis will be working to identify best practices for the financial services sector and new ways in which it can better serve the low- and moderate-income people who are suffering the most in the volatile economy.

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