Harold Pettigrew

As Wacif’s Executive Director, Harold leads one of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). Harold has spent his career in economic development, with nearly 20 years of experience in small business development, venture capital investing, transportation and transit, workforce development, and public sector management. From 2011 to 2013, Harold served as the fifth Director of Washington, D.C.’s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).  Harold is a 2017 OFN Opportunity Fellow, 2016 BALLE Local Economy Fellow, 2015 Next City Vanguard, and was honored with 2016 Leadership Center for Excellence’s 40 Under Forty. Harold is a proud Native Washingtonian who lives in Washington D.C.​