Gary Hattem, Managing Director, heads the Community Development Finance Group and is responsible for overseeing Corporate Responsibility for the Americas. Mr. Hattem established the Community Development Finance Group when he joined Deutsche Bank in 1990 and is recognized as an innovative leader in the field of private sector investment in distressed communities. Over the past two decades, as global head of social finance for Deutsche Bank, he has overseen more than $2.5 billion in financing for projects and enterprises which benefit low-income communities in the Americas and throughout the developing world.
In addition to his banking role, Mr. Hattem is the President of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation managing a philanthropic grants program in the fields of education, arts and the environment, as well as community development.
Mr. Hattem holds many leadership positions in philanthropy, and community reinvestment. Most notably, he is Chairman of the Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium II, Chairman of the Carbon Initiative for Community Impact, Director of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, a Trustee of Pratt Institute and was appointed by President Clinton to serve as a member of the Haiti Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth and Investment.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Gary Hattem was the first Executive Director of the St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation, a non-governmental organization. Under his 15-year leadership, the organization pioneered the revitalization of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Hattem holds a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a B.S. Degree from Purchase College. In 2009 he was selected as an American Council on Germany McCloy Environmental Fellow.