Ines Polonius

Chief Executive Officer , Communities Unlimited
Fayetteville, AR

  • Rural Development
  • Technical Assistance

About Ines

Ines is the CEO of Communities Unlimited, serving Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. She previously served as the founder and executive director of alt.Consulting, which merged with Community Resource Group to form Communities Unlimited in 2014. She also worked as a business development consultant at the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development, and has international economic development experience in The Dominican Republic and Chile. Ines has served on boards for the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, the GE Capital Rural Community Investment Fund Advisory Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis’s Community Development Advisory Board, and the Regions Bank CDC. Ines received an MBA and an MA in Economics from Boston University and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She was born in Bad Homburg, Germany and now lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.