In Memory of Inez Long

In Memory of Inez LongInez Long, long-time President and CEO of BBIF, passed away on June 29, 2024.

Inez was a visionary leader who dedicated her life to the growth and success of BBIF. She led with passion, integrity, and a steadfast commitment to innovation and excellence. Under her leadership for over 30 years, BBIF achieved numerous milestones and expanded its impact across the industry.

“Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Inez, our beloved Madame President,” said BBIF Board Chair Jacqueline Barr. “We are grateful for her extraordinary contributions and leadership. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”

Under Mrs. Long’s leadership, BBIF achieved its certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Community Development Entity (CDE) by the US Department of the Treasury. In 2020, Mrs. Long was presented by the Opportunity Finance Network the Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement award for Responsible Finance, the CDFI industry’s highest individual honor.

Mrs. Long began her professional career in commercial banking in Credit Management and Commercial Lending with Florida National Bank, First Union and SunTrust banks in Orlando, Florida.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

03 July 2024
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