Esther Schlorholtz

Vice Chairwoman

Director of Community Investment & Senior Vice President
Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

Esther Schlorholtz is Director of Community Investment and Senior Vice President of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.  Ms. Schlorholtz is responsible for managing the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) programs, overseeing residential, small business and commercial community development products and services, originating affordable housing and community development loans, and managing CRA investment, volunteerism and charitable giving for the Bank’s regional markets in Greater Boston, San Francisco Bay and Greater Los Angeles.  The Bank has achieved “Outstanding” CRA ratings in MA since 2000.

Ms. Schlorholtz serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), Metro Housing Boston (formerly MBHP), and Citizens’ Housing And Planning Association (CHAPA).  At MGCC she serves as Vice Chair of the board and Chair of the Credit Committee. She serves on the Executive, Fundraising and Program committees of Metro Housing Boston. She is a member of the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation’s Loan and New Markets Tax Credit.  She is co-chair of Uniting Citizens for Housing Affordablity in Newton (U-CHAN), and was appointed by Mayor Setti Warren to the Newton Fair Housing Committee. She served for many years on the board of the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) where she was chair of the board and co-chair of the Economic Development and Affordable Housing committees.  She has served on the Massachusetts Small Business Assistance Advisory Council and on the Massachusetts Asset Development Commission representing the Massachusetts Bankers Association, seeking to find ways to build wealth in low-income communities. She served as a member of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Leading the Way II and III committees recommending on affordable housing strategies, the Blue Ribbon Housing Finance Panel, the Boston Homelessness Prevention Clearinghouse and the Boston Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Task Force.  She served on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Joint Foreclosure Task Force. She is involved in numerous community investment activities.

Ms. Schlorholtz is a graduate of Tufts University, where she received a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy, and of Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts.