Loren White, Jr. is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes/Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation and is the Community Development Coordinator for the Indigenous Environmental Network, working with Indigenous frontline communities to help design and develop regenerative economies, along with managing and maintaining the collaborative Regenerative Community Loan Fund. He also assists communities in bringing to fruition their projects that reflect their visions of sustainability and equity, based on the Indigenous Principles of Just Transition. He has nearly 20 years of business and community development experience working directly with Tribes and Native Peoples.
Loren also serves on the Leadership Team of Fort Berthold Legacy Vision, a grassroots organization working for economic justice and the social and political advancement of all citizens of the Three Affiliated Tribes. He holds bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance and an MBA with a concentration in Finance. Loren has been active in professional development through the CDFI Fund’s capacity building initiatives: The Leadership Journey 2 and Building Native CDFIs’ Sustainability and Impact. He has also received continuing education certificates in New Market Tax Credits, Strategic Business Planning, Trust Accounting, Just Transition Finance and Commercial Solar Lending.