Bob Reeder is the Program Director of Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where he oversees a portfolio of 72 Community Development Corporation (CDC) Partners over 43 states. Prior to his role at LISC, Mr. Reeder was the CLT Network Director at the Institute for Community Economics from 2000 until 2005. He currently serves as a representative for Rural LISC in both national and regional forums. Mr. Reeder is an expert in project feasibility analysis, grant and loan assistance, organizational capacity building assistance, and small business and work force program development. He specializes in rural economic development with a focus on incorporating arts, culture and food systems into overall creative place making development strategies. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.A. in Government from Wofford College.