Citigroup names Deborah C. Wright as independent director
From 1999 to 2014, Ms. Wright served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carver Bancorp Inc. and Carver Federal Savings Bank, which is a federally chartered savings bank and the nation's largest publicly-traded African-American led bank.
Ms. Wright's responsibilities expanded to include Chairman of Carver in 2005, and she retained that role following her 2014 retirement as President and CEO through the end of 2016.
Prior to joining Carver, Ms. Wright served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, which spurred redevelopment in Harlem.
Previously, Ms. Wright was Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, where she funded development of 21,000 affordable housing units and managed 43,000 residential properties.
She previously held roles with the New York City Housing Authority Board and the Partnership for New York. She began her career in 1984 as an Associate for Corporate Finance at First Boston Corporation.
Ms. Wright serves on the public boards of Time Warner Inc. and Voya Financial, Inc. From 2001-2011, she served on the Board of Directors for Kraft Foods, Inc..
She was most recently a Senior Fellow for Economic Opportunity Issues at the Ford Foundation. ■
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