NC3 is delighted to welcome two new board members and one returning member, Elizabeth L. Carter, Katharine Czarnecki Merritt, and Bill Huston. They all bring unique perspectives and experience to the team, along with a wealth of knowledge about community capital and development.
Elizabeth L. Carter (she/her)
Elizabeth is a crowdfunding securities attorney who assists investment funds, small businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits with the legal strategy and compliance of raising capital from investors. Through Elizabeth L. Carter, Esq., LLC, she helps to democratize business capital and the securities legal space through the provision of accessible legal services to entities owned and controlled by Black and Afro- Latinx entrepreneurs.
Katharine Czarnecki Merritt (she/her)
Katharine is a community development professional, trained in urban planning and placemaking and is a certified economic development finance professional. Katharine spent over a decade at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Under Katharine’s leadership, the state’s economic development agency worked closely with community partners to create initiatives to improve main streets, renovate and preserve historical sites, prepare communities so they will be ready and attractive to developers, facilitate crowdfunding campaigns, and promote key development properties to developers outside of Michigan.
Bill Huston (he/him)
Bill is an Inc. Magazine top 19 global crowdfunding expert, national speaker on the topic of investment crowdfunding, returning NC3 Board Member, and the founder of Crowd-Max.com, an investment crowdfunding education and coaching agency focused on helping Black-owned businesses raise capital using investment crowdfunding and identifying and converting retail investors.