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Steve Brown, Sr. Joins Clean Energy Fund of Texas as Chief Credit Officer

Experienced leader will help get green funds to low and moderate income Texans

HOUSTON – Today Steve Brown, Sr. joined the staff of the Clean Energy Fund of Texas as Chief Credit Officer, bringing over 40 years of experience to this innovative “green bank” and a successful track record of underwriting loans in disadvantaged communities.

The addition comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares to allocate funding through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Program to groups like the Clean Energy Fund of Texas.

“I am eager to bring my experience in personal credit and lending to the effort to make sure all Texans can access the green economy,” said Brown. “There are millions of people in Texas who could join the green economy and help fight climate change while saving money and energy.”

Brown brings extensive and diverse banking experience from large national banks to community banks to the FDIC. He is known as an innovative thinker and creative problem solver who has successfully navigated the banking industry over time and change.

“We’re excited to welcome Steve Brown, Sr. to the Clean Energy Fund of Texas team,” said Billy Briscoe, a Houston attorney and board member at the organization. “Steve understands how to leverage financing to help people succeed in their lives and careers, and he’s joining at just the right time.”

Brown has served as a Community Development Officer for several major banks as well as President/CEO for several organizations engaged in providing capital to under-served markets. His recent experience includes as a vice president and loan review officer at Stellar Bank (formerly Allegiance Bank) and Patriot Bank. Brown holds an MBA from the University of Houston and a BA from Johnson C. Smith University. He lives in Houston.