A photo of Brian Payne smiling in a suit


Brian Payne is the inaugural Executive Director of CDFI Friendly Bloomington. Since accepting the position in September of 2019, Payne has worked to establish CDFI Friendly as a formidable player in the community by connecting with lenders and identifying critical investment opportunities in Bloomington and the surrounding areas, such as CDFI Friendly’s first project, Kinser Flats.

Prior to serving as Executive Director of CDFI Friendly Bloomington, Payne served as Assistant Director of the Economic and Sustainable Development Department for the City of Bloomington where he was closely involved with the redevelopment and grand opening of The Mill co-working space, amongst several other projects. He has also served as a Policy Advisor in Legislative Affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services in the Obama Administration.



Tina Peterson, Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc.

Other Board Members

Warren Cutshall, Miller Real Estate
Mayor John Hamilton, City of Bloomington
Cindy Kinnarney, First Financial Bank
Jane Kupersmith, Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association
Scott Shishman, Old National Bank

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