Courtnee M. Biscardi, serves as Executive Vice President for the Urban League of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As Executive Vice President, Mrs. Biscardi oversees the Urban League’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), the Central County Community Development Corporation, which includes the Urban League’s Entrepreneurship Center programming. Ms. Biscardi’s team ensures access to technical assistance and capital for qualified minority and women owned small businesses through the Small Business Loan Fund. Ms. Biscardi is also responsible for Human Capital Management of the organization’s nearly 70 employees. Ms. Biscardi also supports the governance functions of the Urban League and its subsidiary the CCCDC while developing new entrepreneurial strategies and ventures for the organization.
Mrs. Biscardi, holding a Masters of Public Administration, has dedicated her entire 24 year professional career to the non-profit human service field. For most of her career, she focused on community and economic development including fair housing, housing affordability and asset building strategies that move low income families out of poverty to prosperity. As a 16-year employee of the Urban League, she has served in various leadership positions and has been a significant part of growing the Urban League’s programmatic profile in the area of Health, and Community and Economic Development. Mrs. Biscardi has also served in other community leadership roles in her tenure including technical assistance consultant for the National Urban League’s Financial Empowerment Center pilot project, Chair of the Children’s Services Council Strategic Plan Prosperity Committee, and Board President of Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development (BAND) and as a panelist on several local, regional and national community forums around housing, workforce, economic development, health and other prosperity matters. Presently, she serves as a Board Member of Community Reinvestment Alliance of Florida, Advisory member of TD Bank’s Community Development Corporation Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the South Florida Anchor Alliance’s Small Business Technical Assistance Working Group.
Mrs. Biscardi’s passion for people and dedication to community and economic development is in direct alignment with the Urban League‘s mission to assist community members secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. Ms. Biscardi recognizes her role in bringing critical issues to the forefront of the community while increasing the Urban League’s capacity to meet the needs.