BCL Hires New President and CEO

Baltimore Community Lending is proud to announce the hiring of our sixth President and CEO. Watchen Harris Bruce, a resident of the Baltimore area has a very distinguished and broad professional career with more than thirty years of experience implementing initiatives in international development, banking, investment facilitation, private sector development and economic and community development. Her experience includes lending with Bank of New England, Chase Bank and PNC Bank where she was certified as a Woman Business Banker and Advisor; community development experience with the City of Boston; Community Development lending as Vice-president and Community Development Manager with Fleet Bank, Senior Management Consultant with NeighborWorks America; Community Investment and Economic Development Manager with the Federal Home Loan Bank; and business and enterprise development in international financing though USAID.

Ms. Bruce also has an extensive background in investment analysis, reviewing local and federal government capital and operating funding applications (i.e. CDFI (FA/TA/NMTC/SBA/USDA).