The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is excited to announce Lucy Arellano Baglieri as our new Chief Strategy Officer. In her role as a senior leader for the organization, Mrs. Arellano Baglieri will oversee LIIF’s Strategy, Development and Public Affairs team, and will lead implementation of LIIF’s strategic plan and social justice initiatives.
“We were drawn to Lucy’s career trajectory and accomplishments, which include local and national strategy design, direct service work and work with immigrant communities,” said Daniel A. Nissenbaum, LIIF’s CEO. “Lucy is passionate about racial equity and social justice, and her commitment and strength in this area will drive LIIF forward on our equity goals.”
Mrs. Arellano Baglieri joins LIIF with more than 13 years of community development management and strategy experience with a focus on social justice and racial equity. Most recently, as chief strategy officer for the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), she led the organization’s regional and national initiatives. Her work draws on communities’ strengths to respond to economic inequity by employing a holistic approach to wealth, place, and power building. This approach includes direct services, affordable real estate development and preservation, policy and advocacy, equitable CDFI lending, and collective impact networks. She has also led organizational racial equity, strategy, and professional development initiatives. Mrs. Arellano Baglieri is nationally recognized for her leadership in community and organizational capacity building by a range of groups, including the Aspen Institute, Prosperity Now, UnidosUS, and NALCAB. She identifies as an immigrant from Mexico and is natively bilingual in Spanish. Mrs. Arellano Baglieri holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. She will be based in San Francisco.