OFN Names COO
The Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) announced Andrew Givens as Chief Operating Officer. Givens will be responsible for leadership, strategic direction, executive management, and representation of OFN. He joins OFN from the Department of Agriculture, where he served as Chief of Staff overseeing the department of Rural Development. Prior to that, he was VP of Government Affairs for the Public Broadcasting Service. He also spent eight years on Capitol Hill, serving as Minority Staff Director and then as General Counsel for the Senate Appropriations Committee. He left in 2005 to join Covington & Burling as Special Counsel. The Harvard graduate earned his Master's from Princeton before completing law school at the University of Virginia. In another OFN hire, Jennifer Vasiloff joins the organization as Chief External Affairs Officer, a role capitalizing on her 16 years of experience in promoting and strengthening the Community Development Financial Institutions field. More here.