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Guest Speaker Biography - Victor Ramirez

Last Updated: January 27, 2008

As Community Relations Officer for Citi, Victor is responsible for developing and managing relationships with non-profit organizations in underserved areas of Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.   He works closely with the Citigroup Foundation providing recommendations for grant funding to local organizations with primary focuses on affordable housing, economic development, financial education, and community development.   Victor has great experience in developing innovative programs at these organizations that respond to the immediate needs of the community.  He currently serves as a subject matter expert for Citi on various economic development topics including asset-building strategies.

Previous to working for Citi, Victor spent two years as the Community Investment Officer for United Way of Greater Los Angeles.  While there, Victor managed asset-building programs for low-income working families, including Individual Development Accounts, affordable banking and financial literacy programs in underserved communities. 

Other experience includes working for the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and managing his own business for 10 years as an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Victor graduated from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Community Economic Development.  He serves on various non-profit boards and advisory committees serving the low-income communities of Los Angeles.