Damon Allen, Chairperson

Senior Vice President and the Community Investment Officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (the “FHLB”). His responsibilities include oversight and administration of the FHLB’s Housing and Community Investment Department.

Damon joined the FHLB in 1999 as the manager of the Credit Financial Analysis division within the FHLB’s Credit Services department. After several years in the Credit Services Department he joined the Housing & Community Investment Department in 2008. Prior to joining the FHLB, Damon worked briefly for FedEx and served four years as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Damon holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Howard University (Washington, DC) and a M.B.A. in International Business and Finance from The University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL).

He sits on the boards of Brighton Properties, Inc. (Covington, KY), Next Step, Inc. (Louisville, KY), and the Freestore Foodbank (Cincinnati, OH).

“I work with Next Step because I am passionate about their mission. I believe that, at its most basic level, manufactured housing can be a critical solution to lifting families out of substandard housing, particularly mobile homes. Beyond that, I believe that, for a number of reasons, manufactured housing presents a viable, cost-efficient alternative to traditionally built homes, which is a trend that is already being observed in the residential housing market. Next Step is the leader within this field.”