Detroit, MI 48226
Melinda Clemons has spent most of her career utilizing strategic initiatives to help improve urban communities. As the Detroit market leader at Enterprise Community Partners, she is responsible for the implementation of the strategic framework including advancing local programs, deploying socially driven capital and advocating for local and state policies that support low to moderate income families.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Melinda held the role of Detroit market lead for Capital Impact Partners. She helped launch and manage several $30 million-dollar loan funds as well as create an initiative to support Detroit Developers of Color. Melinda also spent a portion of her career at Urban Partnership Bank and JPMorgan Chase, where she was responsible for lending activities at both organizations.
Melinda is a Detroit native and received her MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She has received numerous awards including “A Woman of Excellence” (Michigan Chronicle) and “50 Names to Know in Real Estate” (Crain’s Detroit Business).
Melinda serves on several committees including Detroit Development Fund Loan Committee, Invest Detroit Loan Committee and the Senior Housing Preservation Coalition. She also actively volunteers at various organizations including Forgotten Harvest, Meals on Wheels and Cass Social Services. When she’s not working, Melinda enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.