Cinnaire Announces Key Leadership Promotions

Headshots of J. Everhart, D. Strong Hill and R Robinson

Jennifer Everhart Named Chief Impact Officer; Donsia Strong Hill Named Executive Vice President of Equitable Engagement & Impact Strategies; and Ryan Robinson, President, Cinnaire Syndication

Cinnaire announced the promotion of several team members to key new leadership positions in alignment with the organization’s long term strategic plan. These new executive level positions will support Cinnaire’s goal to advance economic equity in the markets it serves.

Cinnaire’s promotions include:

  • Jennifer Everhart has been promoted to Chief Impact Officer (CIO). Jennifer will set the overall strategic and operational goals for achieving Cinnaire’s community impact efforts. She will also oversee activities for seeking and securing funds for Cinnaire’s community development agenda and for identifying private, public, local, and national funding partners. Jennifer started her career with Cinnaire in 1997 and transitions into this new role from her previous post as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriter. In this role, she oversaw the underwriting and investment of equity and debt, including more than $3 billion of equity and growing the lending portfolio by over 200%. Jennifer is an inaugural member of Cinnaire’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging steering committee. She brings her commitment to that effort and her more than 25 years of industry experience to her new role.
  • Donsia Strong Hill has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Equitable Engagement & Impact Strategies. Donsia is charged with leading Cinnaire’s efforts to identify and analyze new business opportunities and drive strategies to deepen community connection and advance impact in alignment with Cinnaire’s Theory of Change, the corporate mission and equitable and inclusive development. She will also oversee the development and implementation of systems and tools that define and measure the impact of Cinnaire’s work. Donsia joined the team at Cinnaire in 2020 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Capital Strategies, working to raise capital among Cinnaire’s financial institution partners and aligning funding with strategy and meeting CRA metrics. She also served as the lead on strategy and business development for Cinnaire’s work with foundations, charitable funders, corporations, and financial institutions. Donsia led the creation and implementation of Cinnaire’s recent $55 million UBUNTU Equitable Access Fund for emerging developers of affordable housing in the Midwest.
  • Ryan Robinson has been named President of Cinnaire Syndication. Ryan will lead efforts in financing affordable housing projects through low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndication. Ryan has a strong background in tax credit syndication, investor relations, and fund management. In 2011, Ryan joined Cinnaire as an Asset Manager and has since served as the Vice President of Fund Management, Vice President of Asset Management, and most recently Executive Vice President of Operations and Risk Management. In addition to the various positions he has held, Ryan served as a key lead among the Cinnaire Managers Group, establishment of the staff engagement committee and various other initiatives.

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