Lee Winslett

Lee Winslett has been a Director for Craft3 since 2008. He is also Finance Committee Chair and member of the Audit Committee. Lee brings expertise in finance, banking, lending, management, and fund and community development to the board and committees. 

He is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Wells Fargo’s New Markets Tax Credit Program. His team, which has a national footprint for making debt and equity investments in urban and rural low-income communities, has completed transactions approximate to a billion dollars into some of the nation’s hardest hit local economies.    Prior to assuming this role, Lee held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo and a predecessor institution in its commercial and real estate lending areas representing a span of nearly 20 years in banking.

Lee is actively involved in civic affairs, having served as a board member on several housing and economic development related nonprofits, and as an Advisory Board member of a number of private equity investment funds including Pacific Community Ventures and Shepherd Ventures. Currently, Mr. Winslett serves on the board of directors for Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation; a San Diego, California based non-profit housing developer. 

Mr. Winslett received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business and economics from the University of California Los Angeles. 

Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing loans that strengthen businesses, families and the environment throughout Oregon and Washington. With capital support from financial, philanthropic and religious institutions and corporations, government agencies and accredited individual investors, Craft3 has invested more than $400 million in Northwest communities since 1994.