New York City
New York, NY 10004
Judi Kende is vice president and New York market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. With more than two decades of experience in community development, nonprofit leadership and finance, Judi oversees a 50-person cross-functional team delivering programmatic, capital and policy solutions to address New York City’s most complex housing challenges. Under Judi’s leadership, Enterprise focuses its work in New York on vulnerable populations, neighborhood impact and public housing – incubating programs and advocating for resources to address issues such as homelessness, senior housing, energy efficiency and resilience, health and housing, and connection to services. Over 30 years, Enterprise has invested $3 billion to create or preserve over 50,000 homes in New York City.
Judi serves on numerous boards including the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Change Capital Fund and the Supportive Housing Network of New York. In addition, she is a member of the New York Housing Conference Advisory Board, and serves on multiple New Markets Tax Credit boards. In 2014, she was invited to serve on the Mayor’s Housing New York Implementation Advisory Board and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Technical Working Group. And in 2016, she was appointed to the Mayor’s Supportive Housing Task Force.
Prior to Enterprise, Judi held positions at the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), Citigroup, and Cancer Care. Judi graduated from Kenyon College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.