Executive Director, Washington Area Community Investment Fund
Harold has spent his career in economic development, with over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship and small business development, venture capital investing, transportation and transit, workforce development and public sector management. Prior to joining Wacif, Harold was the Director of Entrepreneurship for the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), where he led the organization’s national efforts to advance policies and programs that increase business success for low-and moderate-income microbusiness owners throughout the United States. Before that Harold served as the fifth Director of Washington, D.C.’s small business agency where he led the agency through an aggressive expansion of small business financing and program services. Confirmed unanimously by the Council of the District of Columbia, Harold served as the city’s chief advocate for small businesses, advising the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development on all programs, policies, and issues related to or affecting the local business community.