Fred retired as a Senior Vice President/Director of Business Development from Cinnaire, after 20 years experience in business development for the nonprofit community development financial institution. Over that time period, Cinnaire has financed over 50,000 affordable Multifamily units, created 80,000 jobs and mixed use development(s), often with mission-driven, high community impact developments across multiple states. Over that same time period, Fred served on, including as President, the Riley Area Development Corporation board in downtown Indianapolis. He lead a development team on the Lincoln Apartments, permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless Veterans. Prior to joining Cinnaire, Fred served 10 years as Community Investment Officer/Senior Vice President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis.
His territory included all of Indiana & Michigan and he worked with community leaders and local member financial institutions to help them compete and access FHLBI grants that support affordable housing and low-cost, long-term debt for community development.
His first career as a therapist, focusing more on children, really began after college and serving in the US Army. He earned his MSW from Indiana University, worked in 3 community mental health centers & private practice and later returned to IU to study Interdisciplinary PhD coursework on young children.
He decided return to Indianapolis to join the Indiana Department of Mental Health in its Community Mental Health Center division. It was during the advent of psychotropic medicine(s) that individuals with severe, long-term mental illness could leave the state hospitals and live successfully in the community. This brought more demand for affordable supportive housing and led to his “second career” in affordable housing, real estate & community development and banking.
Fred has had leadership roles with the Mental Health Association and the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development. He has worked closely with Indiana Association members throughout Indiana. Fred also was appointed chair of Indiana Housing Trust Fund advisory committee (later renamed Development Fund) by Governor Daniels and led the advocacy to achieve funding through the legislature. He served for 8 years on the Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals and prior to retirement he led an effort to achieve funding for a Transit-Orieted Development Fund.