Ellen W. Lazar has a mission from the President.

Named director of the Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund in December, she heads one of the Clinton administration's most cherished initiatives-a government program that provides grants to banks and other financial institutions for community lending.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.