Board of Directors

Everyone at City First shares a deep commitment to our mission, and brings a depth of community banking and finance experience. They are dedicated members of the community as demonstrated by countless volunteer efforts and board memberships at area nonprofits. Members of our team are not only the best in class for banking, but also best in class for our community.
Mr. Argrett is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and President and CEO of Broadway Financial Corporation (the Company) (NASDAQ: BYFC) and its banking subsidiary City First Bank, National Association (the Bank), or collectively CityFirstBroadway.ô  In addition to his service on CityFirstBroadway, Mr. Argrett is the Chairman of City First Enterprises and City First Foundation.
Mr. Argrett joined City First Bank in 2011 bringing extensive expertise in financing companies in underserved communities with both debt and equity. Formerly, Mr. Argrett was founder and managing partner of both Fulcrum Capital Group, an investment manager, and Fulcrum Capital Partners, L.P., an institutionally-backed private equity limited partnership. He also served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and director of Fulcrum Venture Capital Corporation, a federally licensed and regulated Small Business Investment Company. Prior to joining the Fulcrum entities, Mr. Argrett was an attorney with the real estate law firm of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Argrett has served as chair, been a member, or held observer rights on numerous Fulcrum portfolio company boards, as well as having served on the boards of directors of other financial industry companies. Mr. Argrett was a presidential appointee to the Community Development Advisory Board of the U.S. Treasury Department under the Obama administration. Mr. Argrett has held leadership positions at the National Association of Investment Companies and the National Conference for Community and Justice and has been an elder at the Knox Presbyterian Church. 
Currently, Mr. Argrett serves as Chairman of the board of directors of City First Enterprises, which is a bank holding company of the Company. Mr. Argrett is the past Chairman and continues to serve on the board of directors of the Community Development Bankers Association, serves as a member of the Global Alliance on Banking on Values, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Expanding Black Business Credit Initiative. 
Formerly, Mr. Argrett served as a past director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, where he also served as the Chair of its Enterprise Risk and Operations Committee, as well as a member of its Finance Committee and its Audit and Compliance Committee. 
Mr. Argrett is a member of the Federal City Council and the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., a member of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s Economic Strategy Advisory Committee, the DC Attorney General’s Business Advisory Committee, the 11th Street Bridge Park Kitchen Cabinet, the National Association of Corporate Directors, holding an NACD Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, and is a member of the Governing Board of Mosaic Theater Company of Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Argrett is a 2014 recipient of the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award.
Mr. Argrett holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. 
Wayne Bradshaw, Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Risk and Compliance Committee. Mr. Bradshaw was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Broadway Federal until the Merger of the Company with CFBanc, whereupon he became Chairman of the Board and its resulting subsidiary. Mr. Bradshaw joined the Company in February of 2009 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2012. He was elected to serve as a director of both the Company and Broadway Federal in September 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bradshaw was the Regional President for Community and External Affairs of Washington Mutual Bank from 2003 to 2009. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles-based Family Savings Bank from 1989 until 2002 and Chief Deputy Superintendent for the California State Banking Department from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Bradshaw has served on many community and educational boards. He most recently served on the boards of directors of California State University Northridge, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, California Community Reinvestment Corporation, and the Western Bankers Association. He currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - Los Angeles Branch and Louisville High School. 
Mr. Bradshaw has over 52 years of experience in financial management and banking. He has the proven ability to plan and implement programs that optimize opportunities to accelerate profitable growth in highly competitive environments. Mr. Bradshaw has extensive experience in community banking, commercial banking, and as a bank regulator, and his knowledge and experience qualify him to serve on the Board and as its Chairman.
Robert C. Davidson, Jr., Chair of the Compensation and Benefits Committee. Mr. Davidson served, until his retirement in 2007, in the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Surface Protection Industries, a paint and specialty coatings manufacturing company he founded in 1978, that became one of the leading African American-owned manufacturing companies in the United States and the largest in California. Previously, from 1972 to 1974, he co-founded and served as Vice President of Urban National Corporation, a private venture capital corporation that was focused specifically on investing in minority-controlled businesses. Mr. Davidson currently also serves on the boards of directors of Smithsonian American Art Museum (Chairman-Elect), Ray Charles Foundation (Chairman), Morehouse College (Chairman Emeritus), Art Center College of Design (Chairman Emeritus), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Lifetime Member) and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.
Annie Donovan, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Raza Development Fund. Prior positions include Chief Operating Officer of Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Director of the United States Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (“CDFI”) Fund, CEO of CoMetrics, Inc. (a social enterprise that provides affordable business intelligence tools to small businesses and nonprofit entities), Senior Policy Advisor to the White House from 2012-2013, working collaboratively with the Office of Social Innovation and the Council on Environmental Quality, and Chief Operating Officer of Capital Impact Partners, a certified CDFI. Ms. Donovan has been a thought leader and a board member of many of the highest performing organizations in the community development sector. Ms. Donovan has been a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Investment. She has published papers and articles for the National Academy for Public Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Forbes, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, and the Milken Review. Ms. Donovan has a B.A. degree in Economics from Allegheny College and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland. Prior to the completion of the Merger, Ms. Donovan was designated by CFBanc, and subsequently appointed by the Company to serve as director in the combined Company.
John Driver was elected to the Board of Directors in May of 2022. Mr. Driver is a technology entrepreneur and innovator with leadership experience in large, public and privately-held multinational companies and early-stage startups. He has a foundation in software marketing & sales and direct experience in new product launches for first-to-market categories. Navigating complexity, delivering innovation, and creating new opportunities within the IoT (Internet-of-Things) market are hallmarks of his career.  As CEO, he currently leads Lynx Technology, a digital media technology company he founded through a management buyout of the multinational Connected Home operations of PacketVideo, a subsidiary of NTT DoCoMo. Previously, Mr. Driver served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of PacketVideo, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of JoynIn and in senior marketing leadership roles for Serena Software and Sun Microsystems. 
Mr. Driver is currently an Independent Director of Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI). Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Fleet Science Center in San Diego and is a former Board Member of the San Diego YMCA Overnight Camps. He is actively involved with Stanford University, serving as former Chair of the Stanford Associates Board of Governors, a guest lecturer for Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, is the former President of the Stanford Multicultural Alumni Club of San Diego and a recipient of the Stanford Governor’s Award in recognition of exemplary and long-standing volunteer service. He is NACD Directorship Certifiedô and earned the NACD Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.  Mr. Driver earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. 
Marie Johns, the Lead Independent Director, also serves as the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Johns has over 30 years’ experience as a leader in business, civic, and government service. Ms. Johns focuses on community service in the areas of education and economic development. She served as President of Verizon Washington and was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, (“SBA”). In 2011, under Ms. Johns’ leadership and initiatives, the SBA lent more than $30 billion to more than 60,000 small businesses, a record in the history of the SBA. Over 10 years ago, Ms. Johns founded L&L Consulting, LLC (now PPC-Leftwich), a business development, organizational effectiveness and public policy consulting practice, which is based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Johns has served on several boards of directors, including the Federal City Council, the Economic Club of Washington, Washington, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, WLR Foods (a poultry producer), Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Hager Sharp (a communications and marketing firm), Document Systems Inc. (a document imaging and storage firm) and Harvest Bank of Maryland. Ms. Johns is a Trustee of Howard University where she chairs the Student Life Committee and serves as vice chair of the Governance Committee. Ms. Johns is a member of the Greater Washington, D.C. Business Hall of Fame, one of the Greater Washington Board of Trade’s “Leaders of the Year” and the recipient of over 100 awards from different organizations for her community service. Ms. Johns received her B.S. and M.P.A. degrees from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University where she currently serves as a member of the Dean’s Council and she formerly served as a Board member for the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence. Prior to the completion of the Merger with CFBanc, Ms. Johns was designated by CFBanc, and subsequently appointed by the Company, to serve as the lead independent director in the combined Company.
Bill Longbrake, Chair of the Audit Committee, is an Executive in Residence at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where he participates in the Center for Financial Policy and writes a monthly economic newsletter for “Brain Trust.” Dr. Longbrake is active in numerous academic, business, and community service organizations, particularly those involving issues surrounding affordable housing and education. He is a current director of City First Enterprises. Dr. Longbrake is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College of Wooster, a residential four-year liberal arts college, and a former Chairman of the Board of HOPE LoanPort, a not-for-profit organization that provided a data management and communications web portal to housing counselors and home mortgage servicers. Dr. Longbrake is a director of the Washington State Investment Board, a director of the Boeing Employees Credit Union, President of the Seattle First Foundation, and a member of the Mortgage Markets Committee of the American Bankers Association. Dr. Longbrake was a Director of First Financial Northwest, a community bank located in Renton, Washington, from 2008-2010; a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle from 2002-2010; and a Director of the Washington Financial League from 2002-2010. He taught courses in business administration and finance at the University of Maryland and Seattle University. In 2007 Dr. Longbrake received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award from the Robert H. Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland. Dr. Longbrake began his career in Washington, D.C. where he served in various government positions, including Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller for Policy and Senior Deputy Comptroller for Resource Management for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and financial economist, chief financial officer, and deputy to the Chairman of the FDIC. He earned his B.A. degree in Economics from the College of Wooster and earned his master’s degree in Monetary Economics and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. degree in finance from the University of Maryland. Prior to the completion of the Merger, Dr. Longbrake was designated by CFBanc, and subsequently appointed by the Company, to serve as a director in the combined Company.
David J. McGrady, Chair of the Directors Loan Committee, is a consultant specializing in community development issues and is a nationally recognized expert on the New Markets Tax Credit program. He has been a key advisor on more than 30 successful New Markets Tax Credit applications, with allocations totaling more than $1.7 billion, and has assisted those recipients in developing and implementing capitalization and deployment plans in their respective markets. He also advises banks, investors, foundations, municipalities and CDFIs, on a range of issues, including corporate structure and governance, capitalization, market and risk assessment, product development, underwriting investments, portfolio management, and tax credit programs. Mr. McGrady was Director of Commercial Programs for the Center for Community Self-Help in Durham, North Carolina. Under his leadership, the Center for Community Self-Help originated over 1,300 higher risk business loans totaling more than $80 million. He is also a director of City First Enterprises, which is a bank holding company of our Company, chair of City First Enterprises’ Directors Loan Committee and a member of Calvert Impact Capital’s Investment Committee. Mr. McGrady received his bachelor’s degree from King’s College and law degree from Harvard. Prior to the completion of the Merger with CFBanc, Mr. McGrady was designated by CFBanc, and subsequently appointed by the Company, to serve as a director in the combined Company.
Dutch Ross, Chair of the Internal Asset Review Committee, is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Economic Resources Corporation (“ERC”), a non-profit corporation with a mission of promoting economic development and job creation in underserved communities. Mr. Ross served in that capacity from 1996 until his retirement in August, 2020. Prior to joining ERC, Mr. Ross held a variety of managerial, financial, and planning positions in the corporate division, and subsidiary operations of Atlantic Richfield Company (“ARCO”) from January 1975 to December 1995. From 1971 to 1975, Mr. Ross was employed in financial analysis positions with The Wickes Corporation. Mr. Ross has been active in a number of community organizations in the Los Angeles area devoted to building stronger communities and has served on the board of directors of several such organizations, including the Downtown Long Beach YMCA, where he served as Chairman; and Genesis L.A. Economic Growth Corporation, where he currently serves on the Audit and Finance Committees. He has served on the Board since 2016.
Mr. Ross received his B.S. degree in Industrial Economics and a Masters in Industrial Management from Purdue University.


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