Citigroup has hired Andrew Ditton, a longtime community development advocate, as director of its newly formed Center for Community Development Enterprise.

The center was established last fall as part of a $115 billion pledge made to community groups by Citicorp and Travelers Group, which merged in October. The center has earmarked $6 billion in loans and investments over 10 years to create jobs, support small businesses, develop affordable housing, and finance nonprofit community centers in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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