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  Name:   Ms. Blondel Pinnock
Month: August 2010
Schools: Columbia University BA History and Sociology 1990
Hofstra University JD 1994
Organization: Carver Community Development Corporation
Title: President

Blondel A. Pinnock is the Senior Vice President and President of Carver Community Development Corporation. She is responsible for formalizing Carver's community development, corporate giving, and outreach strategy within the neighborhoods it serves. This also includes lending and investing through the New Market Tax Credit program.

A lawyer by training, during her 11 year career in banking and finance Ms. Pinnock has been responsible for financing residential and commercial projects within New York City, including the Dwyer Warehouse and 1400 5th Avenue in Harlem and the Toy Factory and Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn. She has worked closely with real estate developers and not for profit developers in structuring and financing projects located within low and moderate income census tract areas.

From 2000 to 2007, Ms. Pinnock served as Vice President and then Senior Vice President of Community Development Banking at Bank of America and its predecessor institution, Fleet Bank. During her tenure at the Bank she originated and closed over $280MM in construction and real estate financing which has helped to create over 3000 units of housing and over 185,000 SF of retail and office space in New York City and Westchester and New Jersey.

Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Pinnock held the position as counsel and deputy director for the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development's ("HPD") Tax Incentives Unit. While there, she assisted in the implementation of the City's real estate tax programs for low, moderate and market rate projects. Prior to HPD, she worked as a litigation associate at the law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskovitz, Edelman and Dicker.

Ms. Pinnock is affiliated with a number of professional and civic organizations. She is on the real estate committee of Abyssinian Development Corporation, the Board of Directors of South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. (SOBRO), the Board of Directors of Citizens Housing Planning Council (CHPC), the Executive Committee of Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club.

Ms. Pinnock earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from Columbia University (1990) and a Jurist Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law (1994).



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