Esther SchlorholtzSenior Vice President Director of Community Investment Community Investment New England
Ms. Schlorholtz is Director of Community Investment and SVP of Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., with offices in Greater Boston, San Francisco Bay and Greater Los Angeles. She has over thirty years of community development experience having worked in city government and banking. She has been at Boston Private for over twenty years and is responsible for managing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) programs, overseeing community development lending, residential and small business lending, CRA investments, and philanthropic giving geared to serving low- and moderate-income households. She is on the board, serves as vice chair, and chairs the credit committee of the MA Growth Capital Corp. She is on the boards of Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership and Citizens’ Housing And Planning Assoc.; on the MA Housing Investment Corporation’s Loan and New Markets Tax Credit committees; vice chair of the Newton Fair Housing Committee and co-chairs Uniting Citizens for Housing Affordablity in Newton (U-CHAN).
She has participated on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Racial Wealth Gap Task Force, and the Capital and Collaboration working group. She served on the board of MA Community & Banking Council, as chair and co-chaired the Economic Development and Affordable Housing committees, and on the MA Small Business Assistance Advisory Council and the MA Asset Development Commission. In Boston, she served on the Mayor’s ‘Leading the Way’ committees, Blue Ribbon Housing Finance Panel, Homelessness Prevention Clearinghouse and Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Task Force. She worked at the City of Boston in neighborhood development and as a Real Estate lender at Shawmut Bank. She has an MA from Tufts University and a BA from Harvard University.