Dawn Johnson is Vice President and Chief Portfolio Officer for Community Reinvestment Fund (“CRF”), a national nonprofit Community Development Finance Institution. Dawn oversees the company’s portfolios of high-impact small business, community facilities, tax credit, Bond Guaranty Program and consumer loans. Prior to joining CRF, Dawn served as Director of Equity Investments and Asset Manager of a multibillion dollar commercial mortgage portfolio at American Express Financial Corporation.
Dawn was one of three co-founders of, and elected President of, Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women, a networking nonprofit organization affiliated with the national CREW Network. She served for 18 years on the Oakdale Environmental Management Commission, an advisory board for the City of Oakdale, Minnesota. Dawn sang in two choirs under Dale Warland and graduated from Macalester College in 1982.