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Shelly Cleary

Senior Vice President,
Charter School Finance

Manager biography

CDT Management Team Member Shelly Cleary

Shelly Cleary is Senior Vice President, Charter School Lending. She is responsible for charter school transaction origination, structuring and asset management. Before launching CDT’s charter school lending platform, Ms. Cleary was the Senior Vice President, Underwriting, overseeing credit compliance for all affordable housing loans. Ms. Cleary has also originated financing for affordable housing transactions and managed the delivery of individual loans and loan portfolios to a diverse array of secondary market lenders.

Prior to her tenure at CDT, Ms. Cleary held positions at Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Community Preservation Corporation.  Ms. Cleary currently serves on the Board of Ascend Public Charter Schools, as Co-Treasurer. She also serves on the loan committee of Leviticus Loan Fund.  Ms. Cleary has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from the Humphrey Institute of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota.