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Jennifer Sporzynski

Chief Program Officer

About Jennifer

Jennifer Sporzynski is the Chief Program Officer at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a Maine-based community development financial institution with a mission to build just, vibrant and climate-resilient futures for people and communities in Maine and rural regions by integrating finance, business expertise and policy solutions in ways that make the economy work more equitably.

As CEI’s SVP, Workforce and Business Development she coordinates the delivery of the microloan program and leads a team of 22 staff that together work with over 3,000 Mainers each year on business advising, quality job creation and financial education to build assets.

Jennifer has worked in community economic development since 1993, working with small business owners in the United States, Guatemala (as a Peace Corps Volunteer) and Paraguay. Jennifer enjoys hiking and backpacking, and has section hiked the Long Trail and summited the 67 New England 4,000 footers.


  • Harvard University, EdM
  • University of Vermont, BS Finance
  • Aspen Institute, Emerging Leaders in Microenterprise Fellow
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation, CDFI Leadership Learning Network
  • Leadership Maine (Upsilon)
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