Ms. Chelsea Amelia Cruz

Chelsea Cruz is the Associate Director for the Community Development Finance (CoDeFi) team which aims to increase the impact of community development finance projects in the New York Fed’s district and ensure that qualified Community Reinvestment Act activities are meeting the current needs of low-and moderate income communities. She leads the development of analytical products and educational materials, and conducts programming to connect community organizations, financial institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.


Before joining the CoDeFi team, Ms. Cruz was a program manager with the community engagement team at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she developed and lead programs related to small business, workforce development, and economic development. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve in 2013, she held positions in both the private and non-profit sector most recently as an associate at the GFT Group, a consulting firm based in NYC. Chelsea is a Bronx native and holds a BA in Political Science with a concentration in international affairs from Hofstra University.


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Mr. Tal Kerret

Tal Kerret is the President of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He is responsible for managing and monitoring the company’s portfolio of assets and devising strategies for growth. Mr. Kerret oversees day-to-day operations at the company.

Mr. Kerret joined Silverstein Properties in 2011, as Executive Vice President, was promoted to Chief Investment Officer in 2013 and to President in 2015.

Prior to joining SPI, he was Chairman and Co-Founder of Oberon Media, Inc., the leading casual games platform and solution provider established in 2003.

Prior to co-founding Oberon Media, Mr. Kerret was CEO and co-founder of RichFX, an e-commerce technology infrastructure company, for seven years. Prior to RichFX Mr. Kerret served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces for six years.

Mr. Kerret holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.

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