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Joseph Firschein

Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

Joseph Firschein is Deputy Associate Director and Community Affairs Officer at the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs. In this capacity, he leads the Board’s community development and policy analysis teams that ensure that consumer and community perspectives inform Federal Reserve policy, research, and action. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board, Joseph served as a Director in Fannie Mae’s Housing and Community Development Division where he managed the business segment responsible for financing community development financial institutions. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Joseph managed lending to community development financial institutions at the U.S. Treasury Department Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund and served as lead community development analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Housing Branch. Joseph is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University, where he teaches courses on community development finance and policy. Joseph has an MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business; a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy; and a BA in Psychology from Stanford University. He has two daughters, one adopted from China and one adopted from Texas. He and his family live in Washington, D.C.