Marla Bilonick

Marla Bilonick is the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders president and CEO. She is also the CEO of NALCAB’s subsidiary asset management company, Escalera Community Investments. A seasoned veteran in the arena of economic and community development, she has over 20 years of expertise in small business development, community-based financial services, and international aid with an emphasis on Latin America and the US Latino population. She is also a board member of the Opportunity Finance Network, National Housing Trust, Self Help Ventures Fund, and Smart Growth America. She also serves on Capital One’s and PNC Banks’ respective community advisory councils. In 2021, Bilonick was appointed by President Biden to serve on the US Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund Community Development Advisory Board, becoming the first Latina (or Latino) to be elected chair of that board and only the second female to chair the board in its 27-year history.