Bob Ibanez is a senior manager in Novogradac’s public policy group in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ibanez works with new markets tax credit (NMTC) clients and is part of the NMTC Working Group. He is focused on expanding Novogradac’s work with community development financial institutions (CDFIs) around the country. Mr. Ibanez spent 13 years at the CDFI Fund, the final six as program manager of the NMTC and Bank Enterprise Award programs. Before that, Mr. Ibanez had a private consulting practice. He has also worked in the financial and community development industries. Mr. Ibanez has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master’s degree from The American College of Financial Services.