Susan T. Rivers Joins Boston Community Capital as Chief Communications Officer

Monday, October 16, 2017

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Susan T. Rivers Joins Boston Community Capital as Chief Communications Officer

Strategic Leader Joins Nationally Recognized Community Development Finance Organization

BOSTON, MA—Boston Community Capital (BCC), a national nonprofit with over $1 billion in investments dedicated to creating housing, jobs and opportunities in low-income communities, has appointed Susan Rivers as Chief Communications Officer (CCO). In this newly created role, she and her team collaborate with various BCC departments to lead an integrated communications strategy that promotes new investment initiatives, grows existing businesses and connects BCC with national conversations about trends and best practices in community development, investment, financing and public policy.

“Susan has tremendous experience as a communicator across the financial services and nonprofit sectors, which makes her the perfect fit to drive BCC’s communications efforts,” said Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital. “She brings invaluable insights and leadership to our mission of helping build healthy communities where low-income people live and work. We are delighted to have her on board.” 

“BCC is a pioneer in the use of debt and equity vehicles that enable investors to put their money to work to improve the lives of vulnerable families and low-income communities,” Rivers said. “I look forward to partnering with Elyse and BCC’s dedicated staff on strengthening their communications strategy and helping the organization gain even broader recognition for its successful innovations in impact investing and community development.”

Rivers brings years of strategic communications experience in financial services, journalism and higher education. Prior to joining BCC, Rivers served as Global Head of Corporate Communications at BNY Mellon Wealth Management where she led strategic internal and external communications, including media relations, executive communications, crisis communications, issues management and social media.


An award-winning journalist, Rivers wrote and edited with several major news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Newsday and the Baltimore Sun. Her past work in the education sector includes serving as Vice President of Public Affairs at Roger Williams University and Associate Director of Development Communications at Princeton University. She graduated with an AB from Trinity University in Washington D.C.




About Boston Community Capital

Boston Community Capital (BCC) is a fully self-sustaining national nonprofit that provides a wide range of debt and equity products to improve the quality of life for vulnerable individuals and low-income communities across the U.S. BCC has invested over $1.3 billion toward affordable housing, jobs creation and other initiatives that connect these communities to the mainstream economy. Its investments have leveraged over $6.5 billion in public and private investment in underserved communities nationwide. BCC is headquartered in Boston. For the latest news about BCC follow us @BoCoCapital.