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George Ashton

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George Ashton

President, LISC Fund Management; Managing Director of Strategic Investments, LISC
George Ashton

George Ashton is the President of LISC Fund Management, LLC (LFM) and Managing Director of Strategic Investments with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). George leads LISC SI and LFM’s mission-driven real estate and business private equity funds, Capital Innovation Lab initiatives, and venture investments. He and his team pursue a range of high-impact investments that create jobs, fuel small businesses, revitalize commercial areas, improve housing, expand local incomes and make communities safer and stronger. Since joining LISC, George has already launched dozens of impact funds, direct investments, and a multi-city community investments accelerator with aggregate values of over $900M.George previously served as co-founder and president of Sol System, a Washington, D.C.-based renewable energy investment firm. There, he worked closely with multinational banks, insurers and energy providers on innovative funds and financial structures, deploying more than $1 billion in tax equity, cash equity and debt over the last decade into renewable energy projects. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, George volunteers his time for a variety of Washington, D.C.-area organizations and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics. George earned his MBA from the University of Maryland.