Expertise in Community Development Representative
Center for Impact Finance, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Michael Swack is a professor at the University of New Hampshire, where he has appointments at the Carsey School of Public Policy and at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. He directs the Center for Impact Finance and the Master’s Program in Community Development, a program designed for adult practitioners. At Carsey, he is working on building scale in the community development finance sector, innovations in community development finance, microfinance, and sustainable energy financing. He also directs the Financial Innovations Roundtable a collaboration with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Previously, Mr. Swack was the founder and former dean of the School of Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University. He was the first chairman and served for seventeen years as a board member of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority. Mr. Swack also founded the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and was a founding board member of the National Association of Community Development Loan Funds (now the Opportunity Finance Network), a trade association of Community Development Finance Institutions. Mr. Swack received his doctorate degree from Columbia University, his master’s degree from Harvard University, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.