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Leadership Breakfast: Dale Royal
March 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
About this Event
7:30 am Doors open
8:00 am Talk begins
9:30 am End
This event is $15 to cover the cost of coffee and light breakfast or a $20 donation at the door.
About Our Speaker
Dale Royal is Executive Director of the Atlanta office of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development financial institution. Royal is responsible for driving investments in the Atlanta metro region to promote economic development, affordable housing, and youth engagement, as well as investments in job training and workforce development.
Royal has more than 25 years of experience financing community development projects. He has facilitated $1 billion in transactions to develop transit systems, affordable housing, commercial buildings and mixed-use developments. Prior to joining LISC, Royal was president of Atlanta Emerging Markets Inc., a community development organization affiliated with Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta’s economic . development agency. He managed the agency’s new markets tax credit (NMTC) program and other public-private partnerships.
He helped win a total of $258 million in NMTC allocation and deploy $198 million to fund 18 major redevelopment projects. His investments include transformative projects in Atlanta, such as the Center for Civil and Human Rights, conversion of the Fort McPherson 400-acre former army base into a movie studio, renovation of the historic Flatiron Building into an entrepreneur center, expansion of health centers, and construction of new headquarters and facilities for the area’s leading nonprofits.
Royal also helped launch a venture fund and several small business loan programs.Royal is a native of Los Angeles. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California at Irvine and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University.