As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Elissa helps businesses access financing through the NMTC program. Elissa has 23 years of experience in the legal and finance sectors. Her career has been focused on tax credits, community development and Community Development Financial Institutions.  Prior to joining AMCREF in 2023, Elissa worked as an attorney with Armstrong Teasdale LLP, Polsinelli PC and Leverage Law Group, LLC.  Elissa also worked for 12 years in non-legal roles at U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance, including as the Director of Project Management for NMTC, HTCs and REITC and as the Director of New Business Development.  Elissa earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from Vanderbilt University.

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