Steve Saltzman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lowcountry Development Corporation (LDC), a CDFI headquartered in Charleston, SC. The organization provides support for food systems, affordable housing and local business. Before taking leadership of the LDC, he committed twelve years to the Self-Help Credit Union, where he created and led its food system finance sector and directed its $400 million Charter School Loan Fund. Mr. Saltzman sits on a number of boards focused on food system justice, including the Kresge FreshLo Advisory Board and Charleston’s Fresh Future Farm. He holds an M.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Duke University.