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Jeremy Nowak

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President, J Nowak and Associates, LLC

Areas of Interest

    About

    Jeremy is President of J Nowak Associates, a consulting firm that provides counsel to businesses, social sector institutions, and governments. His current clients include The Kauffman Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Lenfest Foundation, the Berwind Family Trust, and Lourdes Hospital. Prior to starting the firm, he was the President of the William Penn Foundation (2011-2012). During his tenure at William Penn, he designed and led a planning process that serves as the blueprint for their grant making. Prior to William Penn, Nowak was the founding CEO of The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions (CDFI).  Under his leadership TRF provided more than $1 billion in support of housing, small businesses, and community facilities. He is currently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In 2012 and 2013, Nowak was appointed to chair the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia by the Board of Governors in Washington D.C.; his tenure at the Fed ended December 2013. 

    Selected Publications

    Nowak, Jeremy. 2013. “Afterword.” In Revitalizing American Cities, 256-260, Susan Wachter and Kimberly Zeuli, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    Nowak, Jeremy. 2008. “Community Development Finance and the Green City.” In Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century, 244-258, Eugénie Birch and Susan Wachter, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    Nowak, Jeremy and Edward Hill. 2002. Policies to Uncover the Competitive Advantages of America's Distressed Cities. Urban Publications, Paper 567.

    Nowak, Jeremy. 2001. How CDFIs Can Apply Market Realities to Poverty Alleviation. Capital Xchange Journal. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.

    Nowak, Jeremy and Edward W. Hill. 2000. Nothing Left to Lose: Radical Policy Changes Are Required to Uncover the Competitive Advantages of America's Distressed Cities. The Brookings Review, 18(3): 22-26.

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    President, J Nowak and Associates, LLC

    Areas of Interest

      About

      Jeremy is President of J Nowak Associates, a consulting firm that provides counsel to businesses, social sector institutions, and governments. His current clients include The Kauffman Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Lenfest Foundation, the Berwind Family Trust, and Lourdes Hospital. Prior to starting the firm, he was the President of the William Penn Foundation (2011-2012). During his tenure at William Penn, he designed and led a planning process that serves as the blueprint for their grant making. Prior to William Penn, Nowak was the founding CEO of The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions (CDFI).  Under his leadership TRF provided more than $1 billion in support of housing, small businesses, and community facilities. He is currently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In 2012 and 2013, Nowak was appointed to chair the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia by the Board of Governors in Washington D.C.; his tenure at the Fed ended December 2013. 

      Selected Publications

      Nowak, Jeremy. 2013. “Afterword.” In Revitalizing American Cities, 256-260, Susan Wachter and Kimberly Zeuli, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

      Nowak, Jeremy. 2008. “Community Development Finance and the Green City.” In Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century, 244-258, Eugénie Birch and Susan Wachter, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

      Nowak, Jeremy and Edward Hill. 2002. Policies to Uncover the Competitive Advantages of America's Distressed Cities. Urban Publications, Paper 567.

      Nowak, Jeremy. 2001. How CDFIs Can Apply Market Realities to Poverty Alleviation. Capital Xchange Journal. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.

      Nowak, Jeremy and Edward W. Hill. 2000. Nothing Left to Lose: Radical Policy Changes Are Required to Uncover the Competitive Advantages of America's Distressed Cities. The Brookings Review, 18(3): 22-26.

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