Stonehenge Capital is pleased to welcome Nicole Dillard as our first fellow through the Open Access Fellowship 2021 program, an initiative created by advocates in the New Markets Tax Credits industry to increase diverse representation in community development finance with paid training and fellowship placement for professionals. Dillard, a banking and finance professional with more than 13 years’ experience, will train with our Community Development team in our Columbus, Ohio, office.
The newly created fellowships are part of a collaboration between Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), the nation’s leading and most successful initiative connecting professionals of color to commercial real estate for more than two decades, and Open Access, a group of executive-level community development finance professionals. Sponsoring companies offered 26 fellowships in the inaugural year of the program.
“We are very pleased to have Nicole Dillard join Stonehenge Capital as part of this inaugural class of fellows. Moreover, we value the opportunity to work with our colleagues in the industry to expand access within the community development space and to the important work of investing in underserved communities,” said L’Quentus Thomas, Senior Managing Director at Stonehenge Capital.