Annie McShiras is Manager of Investor Relations at Self-Help Federal Credit Union, one of the fastest growing community development credit unions in the country. For 38 years, Self-Help and its affiliates have provided $8.5 billion in financing to help over 150,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. Annie helped launch the Oakland-based Runway Project pilot of Self-Help’s new CD and loan product in 2016, aimed at providing low-cost seed capital to Black entrepreneurs at pivotal growth stages in their businesses. Passionate about creating the change we seek, Annie has been promoting movements and cultivating resources for economic justice, the solidarity economy, and systems change her entire career. Annie has worked on issues ranging from student organizing to worker cooperative development to homelessness prevention to impact investing. Prior to joining the Self-Help team, Annie served as Director of Development and Strategic Growth at The Working World and as Development Director at the Responsible Endowments Coalition, where she now serves as Co-President of their Board of Directors. Annie has lived many places, but her heart is bi-coastal: she was born in San Jose, CA, spent her teenage years growing up on the east coast, and moved between NYC and CA as a young professional. She now lives in Berkeley, CA, in a housing cooperative with six housemates and a small urban garden and fruit orchard. In her free time, she loves to sing, write, travel, and cook.