Technical Assistance


Malcolm Guy

Expanding Capital Access to Preserve Small Businesses
Tuesday March 9 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Federal Financing for Energy and Water Systems
Tuesday June 8 2:00 - 3:30 PM

The Federal Role in Financing Broadband
Tuesday September 14 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Preserving Local Food Systems with Federal Financing
Tuesday December 14 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Coordinator, Government & External Affairs
Council of Development Finance Agencies

As a Coordinator of Government & External Affairs at the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), Malcolm Guy is primarily responsible for the organization’s government affairs and legislative activities. Mr. Guy manages relationships with federal agencies and coordinates advocacy efforts with CDFA’s legislative partners. His areas of focus chiefly include bond financing, federal financing programs, opportunity zones, and tracking economic development legislation.

In addition to his aforementioned principal duties, Mr. Guy manages several webinar series’ for CDFA and organizes several major projects. These have included the redesign of CDFA’s Resource Centers, Federal Financing Clearinghouse, the Online Resource Database, the production of a Rural Infrastructure Financing Guidebook, and various other internal projects. Mr. Guy has also been charged with updating CDFA's Bond Guide as well as managing the CDFA Federal Financing Clearinghouse.

Prior to joining CDFA, Mr. Guy was an Intern in the United States Senate. Mr. Guy also worked with a non-profit climate action group and various other political entities involved in grassroots campaign organizing. Mr. Guy is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He is the proud holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with Minors in City & Regional Planning, as well as in International Relations.

Katie Kramer

Restoring Local Economies with Federal Partners
Tuesday February 9 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Federal Programs for Affordable Housing Investment
Tuesday May 11 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Investing in Critical Community Facilities
Tuesday August 24 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Preserving Local Food Systems with Federal Financing
Tuesday December 14 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Vice President
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Katie Kramer is a Vice President at the Council of Development Finance Agencies and has been with CDFA since 2005. She is an accomplished non-profit executive with expertise in fundraising, grant writing, operations, and building organizational capacity. In her role at CDFA, she leads Government & External Affairs, provides technical assistance to communities, and builds strategic partnerships with foundations, federal agencies, and other industry non-profits to grow the professional acumen of CDFA members and the development finance industry at-large.

Ms. Kramer interacts with thousands of development finance practitioners each year, guiding them through their professional development and understanding of the diversity of development finance programs. She has developed numerous courses in the CDFA Training Institute, edited several CDFA publications, and designed marketing and communications collateral for the association. Her writing has been featured in publications and reports on development finance, including those commissioned by The Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, World Bank, U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. She regularly speaks about development finance at national and local conferences and is a guest lecturer at The Ohio State University.

Previously, Ms. Kramer served as CDFA’s Director of Education & Programs and Development Director. Before joining CDFA, Ms. Kramer worked in the Assessment Division at Ballard & Tighe, Publishers as Project Coordinator where she managed projects involved with the development of standardized language tests. Prior to Ballard & Tighe, Ms. Kramer was employed by Scripps College as Assistant Director of the Annual Fund where she organized fundraising campaigns for alumnae, parents, and students.

She studied art history at Scripps College and holds a BA in English with honors from Cleveland State University. Ms. Kramer is a board member for the Ohio Statewide Development Corporation and serves on the advisory board for St. Agatha School.

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