Ms. Ventura joined Invest Detroit in December 2015. Her primary areas of responsibility include Invest Detroit’s New Markets Tax Credit program and Commercial Real Estate transactions. Marcia has more than 20 years of commercial lending experience working in Detroit and Southeast Michigan beginning at NBD Bank where she was a member of the bank’s CRA multi-discipline team planning, executing and tracking the bank’s CRA activities in the City of Detroit. Most recently, Marcia served as Vice President of Lender Relations at a private southeast Michigan development company where she assisted in the feasibility analysis, planning, financing and tracking of development activity for single and multi-family projects. Prior to private development work, Marcia worked for the Michigan Certified Development Company originating and facilitating the use of SBA loan products in Southeast Michigan. Throughout her career, she has served in senior-level positions responsible for various aspects of banking including loan sourcing, underwriting, management of commercial lending services for small businesses and private commercial real estate development, including compliance and utilization of various tax credit programs.