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Keith Mestrich

Chair of the Board, Amalgamated Foundation
President & CEO, Amalgamated Bank

Keith R. Mestrich is President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank and chairs the board of the Amalgamated Foundation. Keith has over three decades of experience in finance, many of those assisting the bank’s core constituencies in labor, nonprofits, political organizations and issue-advocacy campaigns. Under his leadership, the bank increased its profitability, installed a new management team and significantly grew its core deposit base. Keith has spearheaded impactful initiatives to underscore the Amalgamated’s mission, including support of a $15 minimum wage (and raising the bank's minimum wage to $15), acceptance of IDNYC as a primary form of ID and certification as a B Corp. In 2017, Keith guided Amalgamated’s acquisition of San Francisco-based New Resource Bank, creating the nation’s largest socially responsible bank, and, in 2018, Amalgamated Bank became the first union-owned bank to become a publicly-traded company. Click here to read more about Keith Mestrich.

 

Anna Fink

Executive Director

Anna Fink is Executive Director of the Amalgamated Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s grant-making and donor advised fund services. She previously directed the Wyss Foundation’s program on Women’s Equality in the U.S. and Latin America. With 20 years of experience in public policy advocacy and philanthropy, she has served as a senior advisor on innovation and philanthropy to the president of the AFL-CIO, a senior program officer at the New World Foundation where she founded the LIFT Fund, a collaborative fund dedicated to supporting the future of worker representation, and as a consultant and organizer in community, philanthropy and labor. Anna was a trustee of the Berger-Marks Foundation and currently serves on the boards of the National Employment Law Project, The Workers Lab and New Media Ventures.

 

Erin Gleason

Donor Services & Operations Manager

Erin manages the foundation's day-to-day operations and works closely with its donors to guide their work and maximize their impact. 

 

Tod Hill

Senior Advisor, Philanthropy

Tod provides strategic counsel to the foundation on communications, fundraising, donor relations, service development and operations. For more than 30 years, Tod has worked at the intersection of social change, philanthropy and socially responsible business, serving in senior roles at Tides, Working Assets (now Credo Mobile) and as a consultant to foundations, nonprofits and corporations. He serves on the board of OutRight Action International, the leading global advocate for LGBTQI human rights.  

 

Amir Kirkwood

Senior Advisor, Impact Investing

Amir leads Amalgamated Bank’s efforts to bolster local communities by elevating institutions that prioritize positive community impact. He applies that expertise to advise the foundation’s impact investing activity. Previously, Amir was a director at Citi Community Capital in its Municipal Securities division. He serves on the board of IFF, Inc., a leading Community Development Financial Institution.

 

Mike Ibarra

Senior Advisor, Investment Management and Trusts

Mike advises the foundation on investment strategy and on tactics to leverage the capabilities and expertise of the bank’s Investment Management division. Mike is an experienced investment executive with a proven history of developing and executing investment programs and operating solutions for clients.  

 

Jason Darby

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President and Controller for the Amalgamated Bank, Jason serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Amalgamated Foundation, overseeing financial accounting, reporting and compliance, as well as the financial relationship between the foundation and the bank.

 

Mandy Tenner

General Counsel

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Amalgamated Bank, Mandy serves as General Counsel to the foundation. She has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, international law, project finance and joint ventures.