Lucy Arellano Baglieri
Low Income Investment Fund
Mrs. Arellano Baglieri brings more than 15 years of community development management and strategy experience with a focus on social justice and racial equity. As Chief Strategy Officer for the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Mrs. Arellano Baglieri leads organizational direction, racial equity, and external affairs. Prior to joining LIIF in 2020, she served as Chief Strategy Officer for the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), leading the organization’s regional and national work focused on economic and racial equity initiatives in Latino and immigrant communities across the country. Her work draws on her own lived experience as a proud immigrant from Mexico, and a career dedicated to communities facing the deepest inequities, working largely across Black and Latino communities. Mrs. Arellano Baglieri’s core belief is that equitable community development must center communities of color and correct power imbalances with the explicit goal of community ownership and power. Her experience includes direct services, affordable real estate development and preservation, policy and advocacy, equitable CDFI lending for entrepreneurship and affordable real estate, collective impact education networks, and place-based strategies. She has also led internal organizational racial equity, strategy, evaluation, and professional development initiatives. Mrs. Arellano Baglieri is nationally recognized for her leadership and invited to share her perspective on equitable community development by a range of groups, including the Aspen Institute, UnidosUS, NALCAB, Affordable Housing Investment Council (AHIC), the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, and the National Housing Conference. Mrs. Arellano Baglieri holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. She is natively fluent in Spanish and is based in San Francisco.