Kathy Cobette Saloy is the Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development, Market Leader for the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast for Hope Enterprise Corporation. She focuses on asset building strategies and facilitates investments in community infrastructure including fresh food retailers, charter schools, affordable housing and other community facilities, and infrastructure projects while connecting communities with HOPE resources and expertise. In the role she manages, structures, and leads the organization’s business development financing and debt associated with specialized sources. Kathy manages and develops community and economic development programs and leads, coaches and develops a team of Commercial Loan Officers in her market. As Market Leader, she collaborates with retail and other lines of business to leverage the credit union’s full suite of products and services. Kathy maintains contact with a range of community and economic development entities including municipalities, Goldman Sachs 10KSB, HBCUs, community organizations, technical assistance providers, and professional organizations.