New Jersey Community Capital Welcomes New Board Chair, Member

New Brunswick, NJ (February 16, 2018)—New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alle Ries, Regional Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer for New Jersey at M&T Bank, as the organization’s board chair, and Bryan Long, Customer & Branch Experience Executive at Wells Fargo as a new board member.

“We are extremely fortunate for community development experience and expertise Alle and Bryan bring to our board,” said Wayne T. Meyer, president of NJCC. “Their commitment to strengthening communities makes them tremendous assets to both New Jersey Community Capital and the neighborhoods we serve.”

Ries joined NJCC’s board in 2007 as a board member and became secretary of the board in 2013. In 2015, she took on the role of vice chair of the board.

“It has been an honor to serve on NJCC’s board for the last decade,” said Ries. “I look forward to working with Wayne and the board in this new role.”

In addition to serving on NJCC’s board, Ries also serves on the boards of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, St. Joe’s Carpenter Society, and Garden State Episcopal.

Ries earned her Masters of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy.

“I am honored to join NJCC’s board of directors,” said Long. “I have long been following the work of NJCC and am impressed by the depth of their commitment to the communities they serve.”

Long previously served as board treasurer for Solid Ground Washington, where he was the co-chair of a low-income housing development project that developed 104 units of low- to moderate-income and tax credit housing in Seattle.

Long earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

 

About New Jersey Community Capital

New Jersey Community Capital is a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides innovative financing and technical assistance to support the preservation and development of affordable housing and sustainable community development ventures that increase jobs, improve education, and strengthen neighborhoods. Founded in 1987, NJCC has invested over $630 million in New Jersey communities, resulting in over 9,700 housing units, 7,300 early care slots, 16,500 education seats, and 9,600 jobs. For more information, visit: www.newjerseycommunitycapital.org.