Ms. Kuhle, an expert in Institutional Economics with a master’s degree and completion of coursework for PhDs in two disciplines Public Finance and Applied Economics, has over 30 years of Community Development Finance experience. She uses financial modeling and Microeconomics, blending various public and private programs to revitalize distressed geographies. Mrs. Kuhle helps diverse populations gain access to bank financing through community-based initiatives. These initiatives increase job-creating investments in housing stock and mixed-use facilities with a goal of revitalizing neighborhoods and business districts in distressed areas. They also help to create paths for entrepreneurs to apply for small business loans. Ms. Kuhle was awarded the International Women Iconic Leadership Award by the Women Economic Forum in India in July of 2020.