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Carl Jenkins

Carl A. Jenkins is Managing Director and Group Head of Community Investments for BMO Harris Bank N.A., the U.S. banking subsidiary of BMO Financial Group. He oversees Community Reinvestment Act investments targeting lower middle market companies and community-based real estate development in all BMO Harris markets. Presently, Carl manages a team and alternative investment portfolio with assets under management exceeding $600 million and covering the states of Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Prior to his current position, he served as a commercial real estate lender for BMO Capital Markets and the BMO Harris Community Development Lending team.
Prior to joining the bank, Carl worked for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national community development financial institution. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. He currently serves on the board of directors for several organizations: National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, State Employees’ Retirement System of Illinois, Alden Foundation, The Disability Opportunity Fund and Goodman Theatre of Chicago. Carl also serves on the advisory committee of multiple private equity funds.