South Carolina Community Loan Fund (SCCLF) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Kendra Simmons as Data and Compliance Manager. Kendra joined the organization in July, based out of SCCLF’s Coastal Office in Charleston.

As Data and Compliance Manager, Kendra provides primary oversight of SCCLF’s data reporting system and works to further develop the organization’s reporting capabilities in support of its growing internal and external needs. In this role, she is responsible for managing SCCLF’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, ensuring the accuracy of data, and improving reporting practices and systems.

Kendra previously spent three years serving with Blackbaud where she assisted clients with streamlining fundraising and donor management processes via cloud technology. Kendra holds a Master of Business Administration focusing on international relations from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Affairs with a double minor in Communications and English.

“I was first attracted to the organization’s mission,” Kendra explained. “Having grown up in South Carolina, I know the local community and challenges they face, and during my time working with nonprofit clients at Blackbaud I decided I wanted to get more involved with an organization that was working to address these problems. This position has provided an opportunity for me to not only work for an organization who is making a significant impact in underserved communities across the state, but also leverage my experience and passion for designing systems to solve problems and improve organizational processes.”

“We are very excited to have Kendra on board,” said SCCLF’s CEO, Michelle Mapp. “We have been working for some time to implement a comprehensive CRM system which will allow us to collect and report on data from borrowers, potential borrowers, funders, partners, and other stakeholders. Having a full-time staff person with experience developing data management solutions dedicated to this effort will allow us to better monitor our programs, report on our impact, and improve the services and products we offer.”