Vice President, New Ventures

Ashlee Barker joined Cinnaire in 2006. She currently serves as Vice President, New Ventures, in our Lansing office. Ashlee focuses on resource development and capacity building for Cinnaire’s CDFI Lending department. Her efforts have resulted in $18M of new lending capital since 2016.  Ashlee manages our US Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) grant programs, as well as our CDFI Fund Certification. She also oversees Cinnaire’s social and economic impact evaluation policies and procedures. Prior to joining Cinnaire, she worked for a Michigan-based construction contractor and has over twelve years of real estate experience. Ashlee graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSURP) and is wholly dedicated to social and economic mobility and poverty alleviation.