Community Ventures Welcomes Rodney Williams as Vice President of Lending and New Markets Tax Credits



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LEXINGTON, KY. (June 13, 2024) – Community Ventures (CV) welcomes long-time commercial banker and Central Kentucky native Rodney Williams as the Vice President of Lending and New Markets Tax Credits.  Williams will leverage his commercial lending and risk management experience to enhance CV’s reach and effectiveness in providing capital solutions to clients throughout its service area.


“I am excited to join the talented and successful Community Ventures team,” said Rodney Williams. “I look forward to using my previous banking career to help clients reach their capital needs and pursue their dreams.”


Williams brings 30 years of commercial banking experience to the organization with commercial real estate, capital planning, and relationship-building expertise.  Most recently, Williams worked with Whitaker Bank as the Frankfort Area President and Commercial Lending Officer.


“I am thrilled to be working with Rodney, said Dan Heffernan president of New Markets Tax Credit at Community Ventures. “His great skills and experience will be a wonderful addition to Community Ventures and the people and businesses we serve.”


“Rodney comes to Community Ventures with a wealth of knowledge and experience in commercial lending and the banking industry, said CV president of Everything Equity Shirie Hawkins. “We are excited that Rodney is bringing his expertise to the Community Ventures lending team.”


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About Community Ventures: Founded in 1982 as a community-based, non-profit organization, Community Ventures (CV) strengthens communities and improves the overall quality of life for Kentuckians by supporting job creation, small business ownership, and home ownership. CV is headquartered in Lexington with branch locations in Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Louisville, Mayfield, Millersburg, and Owensboro. For 21 consecutive years, CV has been named Microlender of the Year by the Kentucky Small Business Administration.