Priscilla Almodovar

Class of 2008

Priscilla is a Managing Director and Head of Community Development Banking at JP Morgan Chase, a national business that lends to and invests in community and economic development projects in underserved markets across the United States. In 2013, her team provided over $1 billion to finance the construction or rehab of housing units affordable to low-income families and seniors in more than 80 cities in the United States. The team also facilitated over $900 million invested in economic development projects through New Markets Tax Credits, such as investments to build charter schools, health care clinics, food grocers, and manufacturing facilities. Priscilla also serves on JPMC’s Diversity Council and Real Estate Council, and is a member of the Investment Committee of the JPM Social Finance group.

Previously, Priscilla was the President and CEO of New York State's housing finance agencies. The agencies provide construction and permanent financing to housing developers, as well as mortgages to first-time homebuyers, and offer project and primary mortgage insurance. Under her leadership, NYS was the largest issuer of state tax-exempt housing bonds all three years of her tenure. Prior to her government service, Priscilla spent 14 years at White & Case LLP, a global law firm with over 2,000 lawyers, where she was a corporate partner.

Priscilla serves on the board of directors of Enterprise Community Partners, a national community development financial institution.

In 2007 and 2013, Hispanic Business named her one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the United States and one of their “25 U.S. Corporate Elites,” respectively, and in 2009 Columbia Law School honored her as one of their distinguished alumni.

Priscilla is based in New York.