Crystal D. McLean is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is an alumnus of Fayetteville State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance. Crystal has worked in the banking industry for over 10 years. Crystal is a proud supporter of her community and is involved in numerous volunteer and charitable organizations. Because of that vision to help youth with financial literacy, Crystal is the author of 2 International Best-Selling Financial Literacy Children’s Books, “Harmoney & the Empty Piggybank” & “No No Sonny, Save That Money”.
Crystal’s desire to assist others financially came from her personal experience of being a single mother for years and having to learn how to be creative and strategic financially. Crystal has been featured on CBS News, IBronco Radio, Fayetteville Observer, and many other podcasts and media outlets. Her goal is to not only teach but also empower others to apply the financial tools that are given to them. Crystal is on a mission to make a difference for her generation and generations to come. Crystal’s role as the CDFI Program Manager is to ensure that we are in a position to deploy capital to our small businesses to empower them economically.