Tamra Thetford

Chief Program Officer, Justine PETERSEN

Tamra Thetford, Justine PETERSEN Chief Program Officer, has over 20 years’ experience in program design and evaluation in community development finance. She is an expert at implementation and motivated by a drive for continuous improvement. At the Aspen Institute, Tamra established performance benchmarks for U.S. microfinance and designed successful peer collaboratives to make research actionable. Since 2016, Tamra has managed Justine PETERSEN’s partner-based credit-building counseling and lending practice. She also designed and led a multi-state entrepreneurship initiative for returning citizens. Tamra operates well with a wide variety of behavioral styles and builds strong team relationships by solving problems with people in mind.