Lydia Cutrer


Director of Community Investment Fund

Lydia Cutrer recently worked as the Service and Innovation Manager for the City of New Orleans’ Chief Administrative Office. She previously served as an Investment Officer at Calvert Foundation, a CDFI in Bethesda (MD) where she managed a portfolio of affordable housing and community development investments and helped 24 borrowers secure $27.3 million in financing. She also was Asset Manager at PNC Realty Investors in Washington, D.C., where she managed a $1.5 million of commercial real estate portfolio. Cutrer has worked as an Analyst at JPMorgan Chase in New York City, where she helped originate more than $5 billion in financing.

Cutrer serves on various community boards and committees locally including A Shared Initiative, Inc., Project Homecoming, Greater New Orleans, Inc.‘s NextGen Council, Young Leadership Council, Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, American Association of University Women and the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business.

Raised in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans and a proud St. Mary’s Academy graduate, she earned her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Temple University.

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