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National Cooperative Bank Appoints Robert Jenkens as Senior Vice President, Director of Social Impact Initiatives

Arlington, VA (March 6, 2013) – National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution dedicated to providing banking solutions to cooperatives nationwide, is pleased to announce Robert Jenkens will serve as Senior Vice President, Director of Social Impact Initiatives. Mr. Jenkens will participate in enhancing NCB’s cooperative and community development strategy, focusing on healthcare, senior living, nonprofits, co-op and community development. As a mission driven institution, this new role will focus on furthering the cooperative principles and fulfilling the Bank’s low income mission.

“Robert comes to us with extensive experience in the community development arena, most recently working with NCB Capital Impact as Managing Director of Aging and Independence. In his new role, he’ll advise us on how our substantial lending in these areas can be best leveraged to spread innovation and have the greatest impact,” said Charles E. Snyder, President and CEO of NCB. “His understanding of NCB and our objectives, combined with his expertise in creative funding for these programs, makes him the ideal candidate for this position.”

In this new role, Mr. Jenkens will lead business development initiatives by creating innovative funding programs for healthcare and senior housing communities. Part of his directive includes using the co-op model as a solution wherever viable. As a result, he will play a key role in furthering the development of NCB’s co-op and community development strategy.

Prior to this position, Robert worked for 13 years at NCB Capital Impact, NCB’s non-profit strategic partner.  He was instrumental in helping transform long term care by implementing the Coming Home Program and serving as the Director of The Green House Project, both of which were funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.    

As part of last year’s United Nations declaration of the International Year of the Cooperative in 2012, the Bank is continuing one of the initiative’s main principles to promote the growth and stability of all types of cooperatives. This is also a key mission of the Bank, which was established to address the financial needs of this community. As a cooperative itself, the Bank is able to work closely with its customers and build banking solutions tailored to address the needs of each member-owned organization.

About NCB: 

NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services for the nation's cooperatives, their members and other socially responsible organizations. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit www.ncb.coop, National Cooperative Bank on Facebook, or on Twitter @coopbanking.