Cantwell (Chuck) F. Muckenfuss III

Board Member

Mr. Muckenfuss has fifty years of senior experience in the financial services industry, including thirty-three years as partner at Gibson Dunn, and public service as Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency and as Counsel to the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He is a recognized leader in the field of financial institutions supervision and regulation. He is an advisor and investor at the intersection of finance and technology; is active in the formation and evolution of new enterprises – for-profit and non-profit; has been at the forefront in community development finance; and is a thought leader and a skilled practitioner.

Mr. Muckenfuss is a Retired Partner of Gibson Dunn. His practice included active participation in legislative and public policy; supervisory and enforcement matters; mergers and acquisitions; development of new products and the representation of new entrants into the banking business. His clients included major domestic and foreign financial institutions of all types; the most significant non-financial participants in the financial sphere; non-bank entrants into the banking business; GSEs and other important mortgage finance participants; and regional and small financial institutions.

Mr. Muckenfuss is past Chairman of the Board and a co-founder of City First Bank of DC, a National Bank certified as a community development financial institution. He is currently a Board member and past Chairman of the Board of City First Enterprises, Inc., the non-profit controlling shareholder of City First Bank. Mr. Muckenfuss is a Clinical Visiting Lecturer at the Yale Law School where he teaches and supervises the Community Economic Development Clinic that was responsible for the establishment of an FDIC-insured de novo community development bank in New Haven, Connecticut.

Mr. Muckenfuss is active as an advisor and investor in connection with emerging enterprises at the intersection of finance and technology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Grasshopper Bank. He is also a member of the boards of FinRegLab and the Alliance for Innovative Regulation.