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BIDFA welcomes Alisa R. Drayton to Board of Directors

Jun 15, 2021

Alisa R. DraytonThe Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority (BIDFA) today announced the appointment of Alisa R. Drayton, JD, MBA, MS, to its Board of Directors. Drayton is a financial services professional with a dynamic background that includes Capital Markets compliance and risk management, middle-market leveraged finance, municipal procurement, and community economic development.

“I would like to congratulate Alisa R. Drayton on her appointment to the BIDFA Board of Directors,” said Bill Nickerson, Executive Director of BIDFA. “We are excited to have Alisa join our Board. Adding her knowledge and experience will help to ensure that the leadership provided by the BIDFA Board of Directors is well informed of the issues and challenges facing Boston's diverse communities.”

BIDFA promotes economic growth and employment in the City of Boston by issuing bonds that finance the capital needs of Boston’s businesses and institutions. The Board of Directors is made up of Boston residents with professional expertise in real estate, finance, and government.

“As the City of Boston evolves with a commitment to equity and inclusion, I enthusiastically welcome this opportunity to leverage my diverse knowledge and skills, and perspective as a second generation native of Roxbury,” said Drayton. “I look forward to supporting capital solutions that aim to stabilize institutions that promote economic development and create employment opportunities throughout the City my sizable family has called home since the 1930s.”

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