Bob Tucker is Chicago Community Loan Fund’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Programs. He leads internal operations and provides strategic leadership to ensure CCLF executes its business plan and fulfills its mission to provide flexible, affordable and responsible financing and technical assistance for community stabilization and development efforts and initiatives that benefit low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.
Prior to joining CCLF, Bob was the Corporate General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS), where he oversaw all legal operations and developed strategies for managing and minimizing risk. Before NHS, he was a Partner at the law firm Chapman and Cutler LLP where he represented numerous lending institutions, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations and also served as the law firm’s Pro Bono Chair. Bob also has been a Freelance Writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and Pioneer Press, providing restaurant reviews and chef profiles.
He has extensive experience in credit analysis, working with a wide variety of loan products, and structuring complex financial and lending transactions, including matters involving bonds, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, and Tax Increment Financing.
Bob served as a Village Trustee on the Village Board of Oak Park, Illinois where he held roles on the Finance Committee and as a Trustee Liaison to the Oak Park Economic Development Commission. Bob has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.