Paul Ettorre serves as Vice President, Community Development Commercial Banking with Woodforest National Bank. Paul is responsible for the continued growth strategy of the bank’s deep partnership network of CDFI’s, Bank’s, and other financial institutions focused on CRA community development lending initiatives throughout Woodforest’s 17 state footprint. Paul has over 30 years of combined community banking and community development practitioner experience. A mission driven individual who has dedicated his entire professional career to serving and advocating for economically disadvantaged communities while implementing innovative forward-thinking capital solutions.
Paul’s leadership has supported the bank in its 3-pillar strategy to create complex, responsive, and innovative solutions to ensure communities thrive via access to more quality affordable housing, access to growing high quality and no-cost charter schools, and access to affordable and high-quality health care through community health centers. Paul also works closely with the bank’s CRA investment and social impact investing group to evaluate and sponsor additional catalytic and transformational community commercial real estate projects.
Paul is a lifelong resident of Cleveland and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Toledo.