Brian Argrett – Chairman
 
Mr. Argrett has been the President and CEO of City First Bank since 2011 bringing extensive expertise in financing companies in underserved communities with both debt and equity. He joined City First from Fulcrum Capital Group, an investment manager that he founded in Los Angeles. Fulcrum invests in lower middle-market companies through a private equity limited partnership and a federally licensed and regulated Small Business Investment Company. Prior to joining Fulcrum’s SBIC in 1992, Mr. Argrett was a transactional real estate attorney with the law firm of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. Mr. Argrett has served as chair, director, or held observer rights on numerous Fulcrum portfolio company boards, as well as served on the boards of First Federal Financial Corporation, First Federal Bank of California, and Family Savings Bank. Active in the community, Mr. Argrett held leadership positions at the National Association of Investment Companies, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and was an elder at the Knox Presbyterian Church. Currently, Mr. Argrett serves as Vice Chairman of the Community Development Bankers Association. Mr. Argrett holds a Juris Doctorate and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelors of science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
 
David J. McGrady
 
David J. McGrady has been a Board Member at City First Bank since 1998. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation and the Bank. He Chairs the Audit and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Directors’ Loan Committee. Mr. McGrady is a consultant specializing in community development issues and is a nationally recognized expert on the NMTC program. He advises banks, investors, foundations, municipalities and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) on a range of issues, including corporate structure and governance, capitalization, market and risk assessment, product development, portfolio management and tax credit programs. For many years, Mr. McGrady was Director of Commercial Programs for the Center for Community Self-Help in Durham, North Carolina. Under his leadership, Self-Help originated over 1,300 higher risk business loans totaling more than $80 million. He is also chair of the Board of the National Community Investment Fund. Mr. McGrady received his bachelor’s degree from King’s College and law degree from Harvard Law School.

 

Chuck Muckenfuss

A Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP since 1981, Mr. Muckenfuss focuses on the representation of financial institutions in matters involving financial regulation and public policy. He was formerly Senior Deputy Comptroller for policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Counsel to the Chairman of the FDIC. Mr. Muckenfuss has deep experience in community development, including service as a founder, member and current Chairman of the Board of City First Bank of D.C.; as an attorney and project developer for the Bedford Stuyvesant D and S Corporation, then the largest Office of Economic Opportunity-funded community development project in the country; and as a Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law-School. Mr. Muckenfuss is also a founder, Board member and former Chair of the Petra Foundation, a small foundation which provides recognition and support to unsung individuals making distinctive contributions to racial justice, human freedom and community development. He is a member of the Board of the Roosevelt Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; a member of the Arts Advisory Board of the Arts Arena, a nonprofit initiative for the creative and performing arts and issues of culture and society; a member of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit organization that combines politically-balanced policy making with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach, actively promotes bipartisanship and works to address key challenges facing the nation; and is Chair of the Advisory Council of the International Psychotherapy Institute which offers support and advice to further the Institute’s mission of providing community service through initiatives such as a suicide prevention program in high schools, a collaborative training in suicide risk assessment and a community psychotherapy clinic.

Dr. Hassan Minor

A director since 2008, Dr. Minor was the Senior Vice President of Howard University; his responsibilities included strategic planning, university research and external affairs. He is the University officer charged with the development of the award winning LeDroit Park Initiative. He was also the University Chief Technology Officer, with responsibility for WHUR-FM, the Howard commercial radio station and WHUT-TV, the public television station. Dr. Minor earned his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later joined the faculty as a professor of organizations and public policy. He served as Assistant for Urban Affairs to the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University and was the Managing Director of The Corporation for Boston, a business think tank established by the MIT faculty. Dr. Minor was a director of GSI, a private company chartered to provide services to government facilities, and was member of the Advisory Council for Fannie Mae’s Washington DC Partnership Office.

William Longbrake

Bill Longbrake has extensive experience in finance and investments, macroeconomics and monetary policy, risk management, housing, and public policy. He has served in business, academic and government organizations.
Since June 2009 Bill has been an Executive in Residence at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and participates in the Center for Financial Policy. He spends one to two weeks monthly teaching classes and working on a variety of business, policy and governance issues with faculty, students, business leaders, government policymakers and executives of not-for-profit organizations.
He is chairman of the board of HOPE LoanPort, a non-profit organization that provides a data management and communications web portal to housing counselors and home mortgage servicers. He is a nonvoting member of the Washington State Investment Board, which manages over $100 billion in public employee retirement funds, and serves on the Audit and Public Markets Committees. He is a director of City First Bank of DC and serves on the Compensation, Governance, and Loan committees. He is a director of Boeing Employees Credit Union and serves on the Governance and Finance and Risk committees.
He is a member of several committees of the American Bankers Association, including those for Federal Home Loan Banks, government sponsored enterprises, and mortgage markets. He is chairman of the board of trustees of and the College of Wooster; chairman of the board of trustees of Lift Up Africa, a charitable organization that finances humanitarian and sustainable development initiatives on the continent of Africa; and is president of the Longbrake Family Foundation.

Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman is the CEO of Baltimore’s Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund, a public private partnership formed to deliver capital to support community development and revitalization in Baltimore’s underserved neighborhoods.  Previously, Mark was most recently President of City First Enterprises and an Executive Vice President at City First Bank.  From 2014 to 2017, Mark served as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Treasury, with responsibility for domestic finance issues including financial services regulation, community development, housing and student initiatives. Previously, Mark served as Maryland’s Commissioner of Financial Regulation where he supervised more than 50 state-chartered community banks, credit unions, and trust companies with over $23 billion in assets, as well as nonbank service providers including mortgage lenders and servicers. He played a leadership role in the state’s effort to respond to the foreclosure crisis and was named “Consumer Advocate of the Year” in 2014 by the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition. Before his appointment in Maryland, Mark spent 15 years in investment banking, most recently as a Managing Director at CIBC World Markets in Baltimore and previously with Deutsche Bank, Alex. Brown & Sons, and J.P. Morgan. He also served as a Policy Advisor on staff of the Senate Banking Committee from 1992 to 1994. Mark holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.