Ms. Karen Przypyszny
Managing Director, Special Initiatives at the National Equity Fund
Karen Przypyszny is the Managing Director of Special Initiatives at the National Equity Fund where she is working on new programs, including Opportunity Funds, policy initiatives and implementing an internal strategic plan.
She spent the past ten years as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations where she was responsible for overseeing the placement of $500 million of product annually with of NEF’s proprietary investors. Prior to that Ms. Przypyszny was SVP of Acquisitions where she helped to restructure the production process for the acquisition department and was responsible for overseeing the development of new programs and initiatives. She started with NEF in December, 2000.
NEF is a national organization and has offices in 11 locations. Previous to her position at NEF, Ms. Przypyszny was the Senior Vice President of Equity and Lending at Banc One Community Development Corporation overseeing production in 15 markets.
From 1989-1997 she worked in various capacities at Enterprise Social Investment Corporation, assisting in structuring and managing state and local LIHTC equity funds. She has also served as an underwriter with the Illinois Housing Development Corporation and a planner at the City of Chicago Department of Housing. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and received a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1982