Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed Roxanne Nava to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Finance Authority.
Nava is the Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services North Center and Evanston/Skokie Valley Center. She has almost 30 years of experience in business and finance, government and philanthropy.
Prior to joining the Metropolitan Family Services, Nava served as the Chief Small Business Officer for the City of Chicago, where she helped start and grow more than 70,000 businesses. Her prior roles include serving as Director of the State of Illinois Division of Financial Institutions, Assistant Director for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Vice President with The Northern Trust Company. Her civic and community involvement is extensive, including Leadership of Greater Chicago’s board, the Cook County State’s Attorney Latino Advisory Council, the Illinois Latino Family Commission, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, and City Colleges of Chicago’s board.
Her civic recognitions consist of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Leadership Award, and is a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago. Nava earned her Master of Business Administration from National Louis University and her Bachelor of Science in finance from DePaul University.