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Anita Landecker is executive director of ExED, a nonprofit organization that develops and manages public charter schools in inner-city neighborhoods in Southern California. Today, ExED serves as the "CFO" to over 100 charter schools. Through the New Markets Tax Credit program, ExED also provides affordable financing to charter schools to construct new facilities. Prior to joining ExED in 1999, was regional vice president for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where she raised over $1 billion for investment in affordable Housing. Anita has taught graduate school courses at UCLA and USC. She served as chair of the Los Angeles Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She was a senior fellow at USC's Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, and awarded a Stanton Fellowship from the Durfee Foundation. Anita received her masters degree in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and bachelors degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a Fellow of the 19th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.